Improvement of Dietary Protein Utilisation in Chicks by Medium Chain Triglyceride

R. T. Mabayo, M. Furuse, K. Kita, J. Okumura

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1. To improve the influence of variation of ME intake, an experiment was carried out using equalised feeding to investigate the comparative effects on protein and energy utilisation in chicks of diets containing medium chain triglyceride (MCT) and long chain triglyceride (LCT). Experimental diets were given at 3 different food intakes, namely, 100, 120 or 147 g/bird/10 d. The diets contained MCT or LCT on an isoenergetic basis. Maize oil and caprylic acid triglyceride respectively, were used as LCT and MCT sources. 2. Body weight gain and food efficiency of chicks significantly increased with the supplement of dietary MCT compared with dietary LCT at all food intakes. Protein retention and the efficiency of protein utilisation (protein retained/protein intake) at all food intakes also significantly increased with dietary MCT, while body fat and fat retention were significantly reduced. Chicks fed the LCT-supple-mented diet, on the other hand, had a lower protein retention, but significantly higher fat retention. The value for energy retention and the efficiency of energy utilisation (energy retained/ME intake) were not significantly different between MCT- and LCT-supplemented diets. 3. It was concluded that supplementing MCT to the chick diet would improve body weight gain and protein utilisation while regulating fat deposition compared to the LCT supplemented diet, under equalised feeding conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Poultry Science
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993

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long chain triacylglycerols
medium chain triacylglycerols
Dietary Proteins
dietary protein
Triglycerides
chicks
diet
food intake
proteins
Diet
energy
lipids
weight gain
Proteins
octanoic acid
body weight
energy efficiency
Eating
Fats
corn oil

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  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Improvement of Dietary Protein Utilisation in Chicks by Medium Chain Triglyceride. / Mabayo, R. T.; Furuse, M.; Kita, K.; Okumura, J.

In: British Poultry Science, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.1993, p. 121-130.

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Mabayo, R. T. ; Furuse, M. ; Kita, K. ; Okumura, J. / Improvement of Dietary Protein Utilisation in Chicks by Medium Chain Triglyceride. In: British Poultry Science. 1993 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 121-130.
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