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Utilization of Energy and Amino Acids of Spray-Dried Egg, Plasma Protein, and Soybean Meal by Ducks

by 5m Editor
11 July 2004, at 12:00am

S. E. Norberg, R. N. Dilger, H. Dong, B. G. Harmon, O. Adeola, and M. A. Latour Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University - A study was conducted to determine AMEn, TMEn, apparent amino acid digestibility (AAAD), and true amino acid digestibility (TAAD) of spray-dried egg (SDE), plasma protein (PP), and soybean meal (SBM).

Utilization of Energy and Amino Acids of Spray-Dried Egg, Plasma Protein, and Soybean Meal by Ducks - S. E. Norberg, R. N. Dilger, H. Dong, B. G. Harmon, O. Adeola, and M. A. Latour Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University - A study was conducted to determine AMEn, TMEn, apparent amino acid digestibility (AAAD), and true amino acid digestibility (TAAD) of spray-dried egg (SDE), plasma protein (PP), and soybean meal (SBM).

Abstract

AMEn and TMEn values for ducks fed SDE were higher (P is less than or equal to 0.001) than for ducks fed PP, which were higher than SBM. The AMEn values were 5.048, 3.230, and 2.605 kcal/g for SDE, PP, and SBM, respectively, with TMEn values of 5.373, 3.555, and 2.930 kcal/g, respectively.

Spray-dried egg, PP, and SBM were similar in apparent digestibility of the indispensable amino acids except for methionine, histidine, and valine.

Apparent methionine digestibility in SDE (95.5%) was higher (P is less than or equal to 0.01) than PP (88.3%) or SBM (91.3%). Apparent digestibilities of dispensable amino acids were similar for SDE, PP, and SBM except proline and alanine. Apparent alanine digestibility in SDE (89.9%) was higher (P is less than or equal to 0.05) than in SBM (85.7%).

True digestibilities of indispensable amino acids were similar in SDE, PP, and SBM except for methionine, histidine, and valine. True methionine digestibility was higher (P is less than or equal to 0.05) for SDE (97.0%) than for PP (89.8%) or SBM (92.7%), with PP and SBM being similar. True histidine and valine digestibilities were significantly lower for SDE (P is less than or equal to 0.05) than for PP or SBM. True digestibilities of the dispensable amino acids were also similar in SDE, PP, and SBM except for proline and alanine.

This study demonstrates that the energy value of SDE is greater than that of PP or SBM.

The study is published in Poultry Science 83:939-945, June 2004 edition

Source: Poultry Science - June 2004