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Duckweed (Landoltia punctata) in dog diets decreases digestibility but improves stool consistency

Brown, W.Y., Choct, M. and Pluske, J.R. (2013) Duckweed (Landoltia punctata) in dog diets decreases digestibility but improves stool consistency. Animal Production Science, 53 (11). pp. 1188-1194.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN13198
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Abstract

In the present experiment, duckweed is evaluated as a novel protein source for dogs by incorporating Landoltia punctata into dog diets at 10%, 20% and 30%. The inclusion of duckweed resulted in significant (P < 0.001) linear decreases in DM, gross energy and crude protein digestibility. The addition of the exogenous enzyme phytase significantly (P ≤ 0.03) improved crude protein digestibility in the diet of 30% duckweed inclusion. The inclusion of duckweed in the diets had no significant effect on palatability, but resulted in firmer stools (P ≤ 0.003).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © CSIRO 2013.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/18608
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