The crude protein digestibility of fermented corn kernel silage fed to broilers

Nik Muhammad Faris Nik Ruslan, (2017) The crude protein digestibility of fermented corn kernel silage fed to broilers. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to study the crude protein digestibility of fermented com kernel silage fed to broilers. Ileal crude protein digestibility of dry com and fermented com kernel silage were compared using 21 days old Cobb-500 male chickens. The test Ingredients were used as sole sources of protein sources in the test assay. Test comprises of feeding the animals using tube feeder and fed with 10g sample feeds in dry matter basis. Collection of ileal digesta was carried out 4 hour post-feeding. All birds were slaughtered and dissection was carried out to remove the ileum and ileal digesta content were collected. True Ileal digestibility were calculated by using blank ileum content as correction for endogenous Nitrogen. Fermented com kernel silage was found to have higher crude protein value of 16.06% compared to 13.79% in dry com with both has digestibility of 67.61 % for fermented com kernel silage and 68.38% for dry com. Ileal crude protein digestibility values were similar for both treatments, having almost the same digestibility values. It was concluded that fermented com kernel silage can become an alternative for dry com.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crude protein, digestibility, dry corn, fermented com kernel silage, ileal digesta, true ileal digestibility, endogenous N.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2019 23:13
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 23:13
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24275

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