Interpretive Summary: Predicting the metabolizable energy and metabolizability of gross energy of conventional feedstuffs for Muscovy duck using in vitro digestion method
By: Heng Wang, Xuyang Wang, Yuchun Zhan, Bin Peng, Wence Wang, Lin Yang, Yongwen Zhu
Metabolizable energy (ME) is one of the major factors in formulating diets for ducks and most studies on the ME values of ingredients have been conducted on Peking ducks, with limited research on Muscovy ducks. Compared with the time-consuming in vivo digestion method, in vitro simulating digestion as a rapid and reliable method has been performed to predict ME and metabolizability of gross energy. Therefore, the precision of the in vitro digestion method was evaluated for Muscovy duck feed in our study.
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