Dietary L-arginine supplementation beneficially regulates body fat deposition of meat-type ducks.

@article{Wu2011DietaryLS,
  title={Dietary L-arginine supplementation beneficially regulates body fat deposition of meat-type ducks.},
  author={Lin Yu Wu and Y. J. Fang and Xiang Ying Guo},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={221-6}
}
1. Unlike mammals, uricotelic species, such as the duck, cannot synthesise endogenous arginine (Arg). This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that dietary L-Arg supplementation might regulate body fat deposition in ducks without affecting their fast growth rate. 2. A total of 160 21-d-old male and female White Pekin ducks were assigned randomly to two treatments: a non-supplemented control and supplementation at 10 g/kg L-Arg of a maize and soybean meal-based diet. 3. The 3-week feeding… CONTINUE READING
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