Nitrogen requirements and urea recycling in an omnivorous marsupial, the northern brown bandicoot Isoodon macrourus.

@article{Young2005NitrogenRA,
  title={Nitrogen requirements and urea recycling in an omnivorous marsupial, the northern brown bandicoot Isoodon macrourus.},
  author={Vanessa K Hilliard Young and Ian D. Hume},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2005},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={456-67}
}
The maintenance nitrogen (N) requirement of the northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus, was determined by giving captive animals diets based on a commercial small carnivore mix and shredded sweet potato, with 20% sand included in the moist diet to simulate the soil ingested by bandicoots during natural foraging. Linear regression of N balance on N intake yielded maintenance N requirements of 438 mg kg(-0.75) d(-1) on a dietary basis and 413 mg kg(-0.75) d(-1) on a truly digestible basis… CONTINUE READING