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Behavior intake and apparent digestibility of diets containing whole grain of oil seeds for lambs

Grant number: 10/17024-1
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2011 - December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Principal Investigator:Gabriela Aferri
Grantee:Gabriela Aferri
Host Institution: Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Angélica Simone Cravo Pereira ; Marcia Marise de Freitas Cacao Rodrigues ; Paulo Roberto Leme ; Rosana Ruegger Pereira da Silva


Concentrated feed is used in feedlot to improve quality of the final product and is an economically interesting alternative to meat producers. The objective of this work is to evaluate the digestibility of diets with oil grain for lambs in feedlot, as well as lamb ingestive behavior fed with these diets. Twenty four crossbred lambs with three months and 18kg of body weight will be used. These animals will be housed in individual pens, in completely randomized design with four treatments and six repetitions, as follow: control diet without grain, diet with whole cottonseed, sunflower or soybean. To evaluate diet digestibility, feces are collected daily for five days using collecting bags adapted to animals. Feed offered, remains and feces will be sampled daily and frozen to posterior chemical analysis. In the half of the experimental period the individual animal ingestive behavior will be evaluated in every 10 minutes for 24 hours. (AU)

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AFERRIR, G.; CACAO, M. M. F.; HENRIQUE, W.; GUIZZO, M. M.; PAZ, C. C. P.; PEREIRA, A. S. C.. OILSEEDS IN DIETS OF FATTENING LAMBS. Boletim da Indústria Animal, v. 76, . (10/17024-1)

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