Nutritional Articles

Dietary soybean oil depresses the apparent digestibility of fibre in trotters when substituted for an iso-energetic amount of corn starch or glucose

Published: 2002-12-31

Authors:
Jansen, W.L., Geelen, S.N.J., Van der Kuilen, J. and A.C. Beynen

Brief content of the article:
The aim of the study was to establish whether the inhibitory effect of fat feeding on fibre digestion has been underestimated due to the substitution of fat for corn starch. It appaered that addition of fat to the feed ration of horses has a specific inhibitory effect on fibre utilisation, and for that reduces the amount of energy provided by dietary fibre.
Keywords: ADF; NDF; fibre; starch; glucose; fat; soyabean oil.

Reference:
Jansen, W.L., Geelen, S.N.J., Van der Kuilen, J. and A.C. Beynen. 2002. Dietary soybean oil depresses the apparent digestibility of fibre in trotters when substituted for an iso-energetic amount of corn starch or glucose. Equine Veterinary Journal 34: 302 – 305.

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