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The utilisation of various fats by turkeys of different ages.
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PMID:  1156929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The utilisation of fat and fatty acids supplied as maize oil, tallow or lard in the diet of 2-, 4- and 8-week old turkeys has been investigated: a mixture of 10% fat and 15% cellulose replaced glucose monohydrate in a low-fat basal diet. 2. At 2 weeks of age the absorbabilities of the fats were 96, 57 and 91% for maize oil, tallow and lard respectively; at 4 and 8 weekds of age the corresponding figures were 97, 70 and 92% and 98, 74 and 90%. 3. The unsaturated fatty acids (18:1, 18:2) were highly absorbed from all fats; this was true also of the saturated acids (16:0, 18:0) in the maize oil, but in lard and, especially, tallow the absorbability of these fatty acids was lower. 4. The effect of age on the utilisation of tallow could be explained by the improvement in the absorption of these fatty acids. 5. The determined and calculated ME values of the fats are given.
C C Whitehead; C Fisher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1975 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-26     Completed Date:  1975-11-26     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Weight
Dietary Fats / metabolism*
Energy Metabolism
Fatty Acids / metabolism
Intestinal Absorption
Turkeys / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Fatty Acids

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