Case study for oxalate and its related mineral contents in selected fodder plants in subtropical and tropical regions

Abdullah, R.B.; Kawamura, O.; Rahman, M.M.; Ikeue, M.; Niimi, M.; Fukuyama, K.; Wan Khadijah, W.E. (2013) Case study for oxalate and its related mineral contents in selected fodder plants in subtropical and tropical regions. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8 (3). pp. 535-541. ISSN 16839919

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Abstract

A survey of oxalate and its related mineral contents in selected fodder plants was conducted in two regions of subtropical Okinawa, Japan and of tropical Savar and Shahzadpur, Bangladesh. A total of 31 samples were taken from 13 fodder species in Okinawa, Southern part of Japan and of 63 samples from 27 fodder species in Bangladesh. The data of both regions revealed that the majority of fodder plants accumulated lower contents of oxalate than the critical level for toxicity at more than 20 g kg-1 DM, while few fodder species (Pennisetum purpureum and Brachiaria mutica) in Bangladesh and only Setaria sphacelatain southern part of Japan reached this critical level. In most of the cases, no relationship was found between oxalate and mineral contents in the plants tested. The results from the present study demonstrate that the oxalate content in tropical fodder species may vary in a wide range, mainly depending on plant species. To be noted is that some fodder species could accumulate oxalate at so high content as might be toxic to ruminants in certain conditions. © 2013 Academic Journals Inc.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Abdullah, R.B.(Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  2. Kawamura, O.
  3. Rahman, M.M.
  4. Ikeue, M.
  5. Niimi, M.
  6. Fukuyama, K.
  7. Wan Khadijah, W.E.
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fodder plant, Mineral, Oxalate, Subtropical, Tropical regions
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2013 09:15
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013 09:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8445

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