STUDY ON THE ENERGY NUTRITION VALUES OF HULL-LESS BARLEY IN EXPERIMENTS WITH MUSCOVY DUCKS

2004, 5 (2)   p. 91-94

Dimo PENKOV, Vasko GERZILOV

Abstract

Using adapted methods for balanced experiments with waterfowl, the apparent (AMEn-0) and the true (TMEn-0) metabolizable energy of hull-less barley have been established. Despite the lower content of crude fi ber, the energy values were similar to the common barley (Hordeum sativa L.). The AMEn-0 and the TMEn-0 of the forage for Muscovy ducks were 12.29 MJ/kg DM and 13.28 MJ/kg DM, and the coeffi cients of the gross energy transformation - 68.97 and 74.52, respectively.

Keywords

metabolizable energy, hull-less barley, muscovy ducks

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