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Nutritional requeriments for Saanen goats in final phase of growth.

Grant number: 09/06588-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2009
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Principal Investigator:Telma Teresinha Berchielli
Grantee:Fernanda Oliveira de Miranda Figueiredo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil


Throughout the development of animal many metabolic changes occur that are mediated and influenced by several factors that have not been well explored in goats, in their different stages of growth. These changes will particularly affect the body composition and consequently the nutritional requirements of animals and their carcass characteristics. Thus, there is the goal with this project to determine the nutritional requirements for maintenance and growth in Saanen goats (n = 30) with body weight ranging from 30 to 45 kg. At the beginning of the experiment will be slaughtered six animals to represent the initial body composition. Six other animals will be fed at will and be killed to reach 37.5 kilograms PC. The rest of the animals will be distributed at three different levels of feeding (ad libitum, 30% and 60% of food restriction). The animals submitted to food restriction (30 and 60%) will have their consumption calculated on the amount consumed by the animal fed ad libitum. To determine the requirements will be the comparative slaughtering technique. It will also be held collection of feces, urine for determining the digestibility of nutrients, the nitrogen balance and energy partition.

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Scientific publications
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FIGUEIREDO, F. O. M.; BERCHIELLI, T. T.; RESENDE, K. T.; GOMES, H. F. B.; ALMEIDA, A. K.; SAKOMURA, N. K.; TEIXEIRA, I. A. M. A.. Energy requirements for growth of pubertal female Saanen goats. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY AND ANIMAL NUTRITION, v. 100, n. 2, p. 294-300, . (08/58351-5, 09/06588-4)
Academic Publications
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FIGUEIREDO, Fernanda Oliveira de Miranda. Exigências nutricionais de cabritas saanen em crescimento dos 30 aos 45 kg. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias. Jaboticabal Jaboticabal.

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