Evaluation of four raw meat diets using domestic cats, captive exotic felids, and cecectomized roosters.

  title={Evaluation of four raw meat diets using domestic cats, captive exotic felids, and cecectomized roosters.},
  author={Katherine R. Kerr and Alison N. Beloshapka and Cheryl L Morris and Carl M. Parsons and Sarah L. Burke and Pamela L Utterback and Kelly S. Swanson},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={91 1},
Our objective was to evaluate raw meat diets for captive exotic and domestic carnivores containing traditional and alternative raw meat sources, specifically, beef trimmings, bison trimmings, elk muscle meat, and horse trimmings. [] Key Result Because of variation in the meat sources, dietary proximate, AA, and long-chain fatty acid composition were variable. Our analyses indicated that all diets had essential fatty acid deficiencies, and the elk diet (i.e., trimmed muscle meat) was deficient in total fat…

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