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The effect of environmental temperature on true metabolizable energy, N-corrected true metabolizable energy and fecal plus urinary energy values of fasted birds

Boldaji, F.; Goeger, M.P.; Nakaue, H.S.; Arscott, G.H.; Savage, T.F.

Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 1(1): 29-34

1992


ISSN/ISBN: 1680-7073
Accession: 002516999

After 24 h starvation, 4 Single Comb Leghorn cocks were force fed 30 g of air-dried ground maize. Cocks were housed at +1 to +5, +1 to -5, +1 to -6, 0 to +4, +7 to +12, +8 to +10, +16 to +22, +16 to +22 degrees C. Faeces produced in the following 48 h were collected. True metabolizable energy (TME) was not affected by environmental temperature whereas TME corrected to zero nitrogen retention was significantly lower at +1 to -6 degrees C than at all other temperatures.

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