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Title: The inhibition of nutrient digestion by wheat pentosans
Contributor(s): Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid ; Annison, Geoffrey (author)
Publication Date: 1992
DOI: 10.1079/BJN19920014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14071
Abstract: Two pentosan-rich fractions (water-extractable, WEP, and alkali-extractable, AEP) were isolated from a wheat milling by-product. When both WEP and AEP were added to a commercial-type broiler diet the apparent metabolizable energy (AME), nitrogen retention, feed utilization and growth of broilers were significantly ('P'≺ 0.001) depressed. These depressions were closely correlated ('P' ≺ 0.001) to the level of pentosans in the diets. At the highest level of inclusion of pentosans (equivalent to 40 g arabinoxylans as AEP/kg) the ileal digestibilities of starch, protein and lipid were decreased by 14.6, 18.7 and 25.8% respectively.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: British Journal of Nutrition, 67(1), p. 123-132
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0007-1145
1475-2662
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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