%A Aïzoun, F. F. %A Pomalegni, S. C. B. %A Gbemavo, C. D. S. J. %A Youssao, A. K. I. %A Farougou, S. %A Mensah, G. A. %D 2017 %T Digestibility in vivo of Three Pellets based from Green Fodders, Products and by-products of Maize to the Grasscutter (Thryonomys Swinderianus) in Benin %K %X The study for evaluation purpose in vivo digestibility of three types of pellets based on green fodders, products and by-products maize and other food ingredients in the grasscutters. 24 grasscutters aged 7 months were used and divided into three groups of 8 animals. Grasscutter individually installed into digestibility cages were fed with three experimental feed pellets. During this test the average food consumption are varied to 44.24 ± 2.04 g at 65.17 ± 2.78 g. The apparent digestive utilisation coefficient in percentage for dry matter was 85.24 ± 0.01 for the pellet 1.79.84 ± 0.01 for pellet 2 and 84.05 ± 0.01 for the pellet 3. The digestibility of crude protein was valued at 92.53 ± 0.08% for the pellet 1, 85.03 ± 0.06% for the pellet 2 and 88.67 ± 0.02% for the pellet 3. The apparent digestive utilisation coefficient of the crude fiber was 78.94 ± 0.13%, 74.09 ± 0.12% and 75.48 ± 0.23 % respectively for the pellet 1, pellet 2 and pellet 3. A significant difference was observed between the apparent digestive utilisation coefficient of dry matter, crude protein and crude fiber for the three pellets (p<0.05). The pellet 1 is most digested by grass-cutters. %U http://grjournals.com/index.php/JAPA/article/view/411 %J Journal of Animal Production Advances %0 Journal Article %P 1049-1056%V 7 %N 1 %@ 2251-7677 %8 2017-01-30