Effects of starch and fibre in pelleted diets on nutritional status of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) fawns.

@article{McCusker2011EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of starch and fibre in pelleted diets on nutritional status of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) fawns.},
  author={Sean. McCusker and Lisa A. Shipley and Troy N Tollefson and Marie Griffin and Elizabeth A. Koutsos},
  journal={Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={489-98}
}
To compare the effects of a low-starch, high-fibre diet [LSHF; 51.6% neutral detergent fibre (NDF), 3.0% starch, 14.8% crude protein (CP)] and a high-starch, low-fibre diet (HSLF; 33.3% NDF, 20.0% starch, 19.6% CP) on the nutritional status of captive exotic ruminants, 16 mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) were fed one of these two diets ad libitum with ≤25% alfalfa hay cubes from 10 days to 68 weeks of age. During five sampling periods beginning in November and spaced 6-12 weeks apart thereafter… CONTINUE READING