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Maintenance Crude Protein Requirement of Penned Female Korean Spotted Deer (Cervus nippon)
- Yang, S.Y. (RIBS, Animal Science, College of Medical Life Science, Konkuk University) ;
- Oh, Y.K. (National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
- Ahn, H.S. (Cowin Co. Ltd.) ;
- Kwak, W.S. (RIBS, Animal Science, College of Medical Life Science, Konkuk University)
- Received : 2013.08.05
- Accepted : 2013.10.09
- Published : 2014.01.01
This study was conducted to evaluate the protein requirement for maintenance of 2-year-old female Korean spotted deer. In the course of the experiment, each of three hand-reared female spotted deer was fed three diets that were iso-calorically formulated to contain low (approximately 7%), medium (12%), and high (17%) levels of crude protein (CP). Each of six trials included a 5-day transition, a 10-day preliminary, and a 7-day collection period. Dietary protein levels affected the apparent digestibility of CP (p<0.05) but not the apparent digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, or acid detergent fiber. All of the deer showed a positive CP balance on all of the diets. The maintenance CP requirement estimated by regression analysis was 4.17 g/kg metabolic body weight
Supported by : Konkuk University
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