Influence of age and body size on the digestibility of a dry expanded diet in dogs.

@article{Weber2003InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age and body size on the digestibility of a dry expanded diet in dogs.},
  author={Micka{\"e}l P Weber and Lucile J M Martin and Vincent C Biourge and Patrick Nguyen and Henri J W Dumon},
  journal={Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={87 1-2},
  pages={
          21-31
        }
}
The objectives of the study were (i) to evaluate the effects of age and body size on the apparent digestibility of a dry expanded diet and (ii) to determine whether poor faecal quality could be related to lower nutrient utilization. Four breeds of dogs were used: six Miniature Poodles (MP), six Medium Schnauzers (MS), six Giant Schnauzers (GS) and six Great Danes (GD). Digestive trials were performed at 11, 21, 35 and 60 weeks of age. Faecal moisture and scoring were recorded at the same… CONTINUE READING

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