Interpretive Summary: Technical Note: A method for determination of titanium dioxide concentration in fecal samples
By: Ashley L. Fowler, Susan H. Hayes, Andrea D. Crum, and Laurie M. Lawrence
Titanium dioxide is a marker fed to animals to help determine diet digestibility indirectly by measuring the concentration of TiO2 in fecal samples. This paper describes an accurate and precise method to analyze TiO2 in equine feces. The precision of this method is demonstrated by the low variation between sample duplicates. This method requires fewer sample replicates for analysis, leading to less labor, expense, and waste in the laboratory.
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