This study were aimed to determine the dry matter and organic matter intake, nutrients digestibility, bodyÂ weight gain and physiological status of male Bligon goats treated with feed restriction. Six Bligon goats averageÂ age of 12 months and an average body weight of 23.6 kg were fed 40% of peanut raughages (rendeng) andÂ 60% concentrate. Goats were divided into two (2) treatment groups. Control goat treatment were fed diets basedÂ on dry matter (DM) requirements 3.5% of body weight, and feed restriction goat treatment were fed diets withÂ 50% reduction of DM requirement. Feed restriction was conducted for 35 days. The variables measured wereÂ dry matter (DM) and organic matter (OM) intake, total digestibility nutrient (TDN) intake, body weigh gain, dryÂ matter (DM) and organic matter (OM) digestibility, rectal temperature, respiration frequency, and heart rate. DataÂ were analyzed by independent samples T-test. The results showed that the feed restriction significantly decreasedconsumption of DM (676.07 Â± 14.76 into 372.30 Â± 53.08) and OM (639.38 Â± 15.89 into 349.88 Â± 49.35), consumptionÂ of TDN (461.60 Â± 10.23 into 253.99 Â± 36.17), DM digestibility (74.39 Â± 1.60 into 71.27 Â± 0.89) andÂ OM digestibility (79.42 Â± 1.54 into 76.34 Â± 0.24), but had no significant effect on body Â temperature, respirationÂ frequency and heart rate (pulsus) of male Bligon goat. Value of ADG was 55.24 g/day (P0) then increased toÂ 131.43 g/day when the feed was filled back. A feed restriction up to 50% decreased goat production performance,Â but did not interfere with the health status of livestock (can be indicated from physiological status of goat still inÂ the normal range).
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