EVALUATION OF COPPER CONCENTRATION IN PALM KERNEL MEAL BASED ON SAMPLES SUBMITTED TO IVM FROM YEAR 2006 TO 2011
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- October 22, 2021
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Noormah Miw A., Norlindawati A. P., Sharif S, A., Sabariah B., Omar R., Samijah A., Supie J. and Jamnah O.
Malaysia Veterinary Institute, KM 13 Jalan Batu Pahat, Beg Berkunci 520, 86009 Kluang, Johor
Abstract: Palm Kernel Meal (PKM) is a protein feed with high fibre content. It is suitable for feeding of ruminants. Unfortunately the copper content in this feedstuff is associated with copper poisoning. Continuous monitoring of copper content in PKM samples were analyzed in the Animal Feed Laboratory, Malaysia Veterinary Institute. It was conducted to obtain data for ruminant livestock, especially sheep and goats at risk of copper poisoning. The aim of this study was to evaluate copper concentration in PKM used as ruminant feedstuff during 2006 to 2011 period. Results showed that the copper concentration has decreased through the years of evaluation. Copper concentration ranged from the highest value of 37.13 mg/kg to the lowest of 9.00 mg/kg.
Keyword: Copper, Palm Kernel Meal, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer