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The use of faecal analyses to estimate the phosphorus intake by grazing sheep. II. The repeatibility of the technique and the influence of varying the phosphorus intake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7465170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fifty sheep received a pelleted ration containing between 0,31 and 0,38% phosphorus. Pooled faecal samples, composed of 3 faecal pellets from 30 randomly selected sheep, were taken on 15 occasions during 23 days. The faecal phosphorus levels of the 15 pooled samples were remarkably constant with a mean of 0,94% and a coefficient of variation of 6,38%. However, when the animals the faecal phosphorus levels above and below the limits set in the repeatabilty trial. There was also a rise in faecal phosphorus when the total food intake was halved. The faecal samples were also analysed for calcium and magnesium.
Authors:
P C Belonje; A van den Berg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0030-2465     ISO Abbreviation:  Onderstepoort J. Vet. Res.     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-24     Completed Date:  1981-04-24     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401107     Medline TA:  Onderstepoort J Vet Res     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Diet
Feces / analysis*
Phosphorus / analysis*
Sheep / metabolism*
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7723-14-0/Phosphorus

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