Digestible energy value of oat and barley grain for horses

Piotr Micek , Olga Lasek , Magdalena Pieszka , Agnieszka Waliczek


An experiment was conducted to determine the digestible energy value of oat and barley grain based on their chemical composition and an in vitro digestibility trial for horses in relation to the type of grain variety and estimation method used. The study involved 9 oat and 11 barley cultivars. Chemical composition and in vitro organic matter digestibility were determined by standard procedures using the DaisyII Incubator with cellulase solution. Digestible energy was estimated using five different regression equations. The results of these studies suggest that the chemical analysis of grains and in vitro digestibility trials should be a laboratorial routine, since these are relatively simple and allow for establishing basic parameters for evaluation of digestible energy content for horses. The correct nutritive estimation of grains for horses should include, at the very least, protein and starch content, but also fiber content and composition.
Author Piotr Micek (FoAS / DoANaD)
Piotr Micek,,
- Department of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics
, Olga Lasek (FoAS / DoANaD)
Olga Lasek,,
- Department of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics
, Magdalena Pieszka (DoAS / HBZ-KHK)
Magdalena Pieszka,,
- Department of Horse Breeding
, Agnieszka Waliczek (FoAS / DoANaD)
Agnieszka Waliczek,,
- Department of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics
Journal seriesAnimal Science Papers and Reports, ISSN 0860-4037, e-ISSN 2300-8342, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishbarley, cultivars, oat grain, digestible energy, in vitro digestibility
ASJC Classification3400 General Veterinary; 1103 Animal Science and Zoology; 1305 Biotechnology; 1311 Genetics
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Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.589; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.697 (2) - 2018=0.706 (5)
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FinansowanieThis work was supported by grant no. DS-3217/KZiDZ/2017-2018
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