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Título : Increasing levels of zeolite and yucca schidigera in diets for adult cats
Autor: Roque, Natália Charleaux
Saad, Flávia Maria de Oliveira Borges
Santos, João Paulo Fernandes dos
Ebina, Fernanda Sayuri
Chizzott, Ana Flávia
Silva, Rosana Claudio
Aquino, Adriana Augusto
Maia, Gustavo Vaz Corrêa
Palavras-chave: Additives
Digestibility
Fecal odor
Felines
Nutrition
Publicador: Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia
Data da publicação: 2011
Referência: ROQUE, N. C. et al. Increasing levels of zeolite and yucca schidigera in diets for adult cats. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, Viçosa, MG, v. 40, n. 11, p. 2471-2475, 2011.
Abstract: The effect of the additives Yucca schidigera (YSC) and zeolite (clinoptilolite) on digestibility, fecal texture and odor, blood parameters and urine pH of domesticated felines was evaluated. The experiment was conducted in a randomized block design, with twenty-one cats, in two periods, distributed in seven treatments: moist commercial feed (control); control + 125, 250 and 375 ppm YSC; and control + 0.5; 0.75 and 1.0 % zeolite. No differences were observed between the diets regarding apparent digestibility coefficients of nutrient, energy, urine pH or blood parameters. However, levels of 0.5 and 0.75% zeolite were effective both in reducing odor (R2 = 96.39) and for fecal texture (R2 = 99.63), showing a quadratic pattern for these variables. Levels of 125 and 375 ppm YSC were also efficient in reducing fecal odor; however they did not adjust to regression. Levels of 0.5% and 0.75% zeolite significantly reduce odor of feces and increase fecal texture when added to commercial feed for cats.
URI: http://repositorio.ufla.br/jspui/handle/1/32046
Idioma: en_US
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