Metabolizable Energy Content of Freshwater Plants in Chickens and Ducks

  title={Metabolizable Energy Content of Freshwater Plants in Chickens and Ducks},
  author={A. Jabbar Muztar and S. J. Slinger and J. H. Burton},
  journal={Poultry Science},
Abstract Apparent and true metabolizable energy (AME, TME) contents of five species of dehydrated freshwater plants and dehydrated alfalfa were determined using White Leghorn roosters. True metabolizable energy was also determined using White Pekin ducks. The AME values of aquatic plants, except the duckweed were much lower than alfalfa. Duckweek contained lower but comparable levels of both AME and TME to alfalfa. Watermilfoil had no metabolizable energy value for the rooster. The TME values… Expand
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