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Effect of dehulling white lupin (Lupinus albus) on protein utilization by rats
 
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Division of Food Science, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Tuwima 10, 10-718 Olsztyn, Poland
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Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management, Olsztyn University of Agriculture and Technology, Oczapowskiego 5, 10-718 Olsztyn, Poland
Publication date: 1996-07-09
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1996;5(3):281–288
 
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The nutritive value of 8 semisynthetic and 2 natural diets containing whole or dehulled white lupin seeds from three low-alkaloid varieties was evaluated in two experiments. Substituting dehulled seeds for whole seeds lowered dietary fibre in the semisynthetic diets from 112.7-122.6 to 63.3-65.0 g/kg. However, this did not lead to increased intake. True protein digestibility coefficients of the diets were similar (85.2-87.7%), irrespective of the lupin variety and presence or lack of seed hulls. A slight increase in the protein efficiency ratio (PER) from 2.16-2.19 (diet with whole seeds) to 2.33-2.38 (diet with dehulled seeds) was noted. Dehulling white lupin seeds did not improve protein digestibility or PER of natural diets containing cereals.
 
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Effect of dehulled white lupine seeds on the milk production and milk composition in rabbit does and the growth performance of their litters before weaning
L. Uhlířová, Z. Volek
Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences
 
ISSN:1230-1388