Effect of the level of corn oil in the diet of horses on the nutrient digestibilities (Abstract)
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These researchers studied the effect of different levels of dietary corn oil (0, 250, 500 and 750 ml) on nutrient apparent digestibility in horses. The diet was based on coast cross hay Cynodon dactylon and commercial concentrate. The authors concluded that increasing corn oil level in the diet did not affect dry matter, crude protein, neutral detergent fibre and acid detergent fibre apparent digestibility. However, it increased ether extract and crude energy apparent digestibility. The authors suggested that 750 ml of corn oil can be added to the daily concentrate of horses (8.3% in the total diet) until 23 days to increase the energy level of the diet without a corresponding increase in dry matter content.
Keywords: digestibility; dry-matter; ether-extracts; maize-oil; nutritive value.
Resende-Junior, T., Rezende, A.S.C., Lacerda-Junior, O.V. Bretas, M., Lana, A., Moura, R.S. and Resende, H.C. 2004. Effect of the level of corn oil in the diet of horses on the nutrient
digestibilities. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia. 56 (1): 69-73.