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Nutritive value of triticale fed to cockerels and chicks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7828011     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The chemical composition, and amino acid and starch bioavailabilities of 18 triticale varieties were studied. In addition, the water soluble pentosan (WSP) content of 8 varieties was determined. 2. A wide variation in protein (149 to 203 g/kg DM), starch (563 to 629 g/kg DM) and WSP (27.7 to 50.9 g/kg DM) was found between varieties. 3. The TMEn reproductibility was assessed in two laboratories, using Leghorn cockerels, Isabrown cockerels and 3-week-old chicks. There were no significant differences in the TMEn values (range 14.0 to 15.2 MJ/kg DM) between the two types of cockerel. The TMEn values of the varieties were similar for chicks (range 13.6 to 14.9 MJ/kg DM) and for cockerels, with the exception of one variety. 4. The bioavailability of starch (range 96.5 to 99.4%) of some varieties was higher for cockerels than for chicks. The mean bioavailability of amino acids for cockerels was 94.5%. 5. TMEn prediction equations were derived from the chemical composition of the varieties. Best-fit equations were obtained for starch (R2 = 0.62, RSD = 0.24), ash (R2 = 0.58, RSD = 0.25) and WSP (R2 = 0.52, RSD = 0.27).
M P Flores; J I Castañon; J M McNab
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-17     Completed Date:  1995-02-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Producción Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids
Animal Feed*
Biological Availability
Dietary Proteins / analysis
Nutritive Value*
Reproducibility of Results
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Dietary Proteins; 9005-25-8/Starch

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