Nutritive value of palm kernel meal in diets for growing rabbits

Carrion, S. and Blas Beorlegui, Juan Carlos de and Méndez, J. and Caidas, A. and Garcia Rebollar, Paloma (2011). Nutritive value of palm kernel meal in diets for growing rabbits. "Animal Feed Science and Technology", v. 165 (n. 1-2); pp. 79-84. ISSN 0377-8401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.02.009.

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Title: Nutritive value of palm kernel meal in diets for growing rabbits
Author/s:
  • Carrion, S.
  • Blas Beorlegui, Juan Carlos de
  • Méndez, J.
  • Caidas, A.
  • Garcia Rebollar, Paloma
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Animal Feed Science and Technology
Date: April 2011
ISSN: 0377-8401
Volume: 165
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Agrícolas (UPM)
Department: Producción Animal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to determine the nutritive value of palm kernel meal (PKM) in diets for growing rabbits. In Experiment 1, 20 New Zealand × Californian growing rabbits 50 d-old were used to determine energy, crude protein, fibre and fat digestibility of PKM. The nutritive value was estimated by the difference method using a basal diet and another diet made by substituting 200 g/kg of basal diet with PKM. Energy, crude protein, ether extract and neutral detergent fibre of PKM digestibilities were, respectively, 0.549 (±0.056, SE), 0.541 (±0.069), 0.850 (±0.048) and 0.430 (±0.101), and the digestible energy concentration was 10.9 MJ/kg (±1.03) DM. In Experiment 2, 412 rabbits were allocated at random to the two experimental diets to measure growing performance. Inclusion of 200 g PKM/kg in the diet did not affect feed or digestible energy intake but decreased slightly (by around 5%) average daily gain (P = 0.003) and feed efficiency (P < 0.001). Neither mortality nor Clostridium perfringens counts in soft faeces were affected by type of diet. Palm kernel meal can be considered a palatable source of fibre, protein and fat for rabbits and can substitute significant amounts of other fibrous ingredients in the diet without adverse effects on growth performance.

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Item ID: 11920
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11920/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11920
DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.02.009
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Sep 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:06
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