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Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food News / Pet Food Ingredients / Research Notes
on May 22, 2018

Roosters help study of pet food protein digestibility

Other methods of analyzing pet food protein and amino acid digestibility have drawbacks compared to the cecectomized rooster assay.

A surgical procedure, similar to a human appendectomy, turns roosters into an effective, efficient model for dogs’ and cats’ digestive systems, which helps with pet food nutrition research. The technique, called the precision-fed cecectomized rooster assay, allowed Kelly Swanson, PhD, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign animal nutrition professor, to compare…

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