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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.ORCID: 0000-0002-7194-2164 (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).

Item 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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