Digestible energy value of oat and barley grain for horses
Piotr Micek , Olga Lasek , Magdalena Pieszka , Agnieszka Waliczek
AbstractAn 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.
|Journal series||Animal Science Papers and Reports, ISSN 0860-4037, e-ISSN 2300-8342, (N/A 40 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.65|
|Keywords in English||barley, cultivars, oat grain, digestible energy, in vitro digestibility|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 0.589; : 2018 = 0.697 (2) - 2018=0.706 (5)|
|Finansowanie||This work was supported by grant no. DS-3217/KZiDZ/2017-2018|
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