Energy, protein and fibre digestibility of paprika meal for rabbits
Twenty New Zealand White x Californian growing rabbits between 46 and 51 d of age were used to determine energy, protein and fibra digestibilities of paprika meal. The nutritive value was determined by the substitution method using a basal diet formulated for a high energy content (11.4 MJ DE kg-1) to balance the low nutritive value of the paprika meal. This feedstuff was substituted at a 24.4% in the basal diet. Energy, protein and NDF digestibilities (%) of paprika meal calculated by difference were 38.2(±2.55), 63.1 (±4.42) and 30. 7(±6,06), respectively, and its digestible energy value was 7.34(±0.49) MJ kg-1 DM. Standard errors of these estimations were similar respect to those obtained with other fibrous by-products studied previously.
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