Undigested neutral detergent fibre (uNDF) is commonly used as an internal marker for the estimation of diet digestibility in ruminants. This work aimed to verify (i) whether the in vivo method with uNDF could be used to evaluate diet digestibility in growing pigs, and (ii) whether pre-treating the samples with neutral detergent solution (NDS) and α-amylase improves the accuracy of the estimates. Samples from a previously published work of two diets with known in vivo digestibility values estimated by the total faecal collection method and 16 individual samples of faeces were used. For each sample, four Ankom F57 bags were weighed. Before the incubation, two F57 bags were pre-treated with NDS and α-amylase. All the samples were incubated for 240 h in the Ankom DaisyII incubator and then analysed for their uNDF contents. Dry matter, organic matter, and neutral detergent fibre digestibilities were estimated using the uNDF contents, and the results were compared with those of the former study. The digestibility values obtained using the uNDF method with pre-treatment were not statistically different from those determined with the total faecal collection. On the contrary, the uNDF method without the pre-treatment could not satisfactorily predict the digestibilities of pig diets.
Use of Undigested NDF for Estimation of Diet Digestibility in Growing Pigs / M. Battelli, L. Rapetti, A. Rota Graziosi, S. Colombini, G.M. Crovetto, G. Galassi. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 10:11(2020 Oct 31), pp. 2007-2014.
|Titolo:||Use of Undigested NDF for Estimation of Diet Digestibility in Growing Pigs|
BATTELLI, MARCO (Primo)
RAPETTI, LUCA (Secondo) (Corresponding)
CROVETTO, GIANNI MATTEO (Penultimo)
GALASSI, GIANLUCA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||diet digestibility; internal marker; pigs; uNDF|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/18 - Nutrizione e Alimentazione Animale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||31-ott-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani10112007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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