Title: Digestibility of a complete ration in horses fed once or three times a day and correlation with key blood parameters
Authors: van Weyenberg, Stephanie ×
Buyse, Johan
Janssens, Geert P. J #
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Publisher: Elsevier sci ltd
Series Title: Veterinary journal vol:173 issue:2 pages:311-316
Abstract: To determine the influence of feeding frequency on apparent digestibility and blood metabolites in horses, four geldings were fed a complete ration either once (at 08:00 h) or three times a day (at 08:00, 13:00 and 18:00 h). Horses were provided with a mixture of cereals and chopped alfalfa hay at maintenance level for energy supply, 344 kJ/kg BW0.75 on a daily basis. After three weeks' adaptation, total amounts of faeces and urine were collected for five days, using collection harnesses. Serial blood samples were taken at -30, -15, 0, 5, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240, 300, 360, 480 and 600 min after feeding and analysed for glucose, L-lactate, triglycerides (TG), non-esterified free fatty acids (NEFA) and triiodothyronine (TA
ISSN: 1090-0233
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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