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1) Sample A belongs to the wildebeest from E. Africa. These plants provide a great source of roughage as reflected by a high %lignin of NDF and ADF. Sample B belongs to the wildebeest grazing on the pastures being second highest in nutritive value and % lignin. Sample C belongs to the wildebeest on the experimental diet of a high concentrate feed as it is highly bioavailabile and has the lowest % lignin of them all. 2) The L. leaf fulfills the high protein dietary requirement for S. African ungulates as based on studies from domestic species. The requirements for essential amino acids in comparison to necessary dietary intake are reduced in ruminants. Food
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Unformatted text preview: intake of wild ungulates of subtropical regions is less than that of domestic species of comparable size. Indigenous to the same region, Damaliscus pygargus is a good choice as it is comparable to the metabolic and physiological processes of the wildebeest. 3) Large nonruminants such as the panda and elephant offset their lower digestive efficiency by eating and passing more as a fraction of their body weight. As colonic digesters they depend upon the microbial bacteria within their digestives systems in order to continue digestion and sustain fermentation to break down volatile amino acids....
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