The influence of dietary fiber on digestibility, passage rate, and body mass in captive baboons (Papio Anubis)

Citation

Dempsey JL, Crissey SD. 1997. The influence of dietary fiber on digestibility, passage rate, and body mass in captive baboons (Papio Anubis). In Proceedings of the Second Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Fort Worth, TX.

Abstract

This was a preliminary study in which nutrient digestibility, digesta passage rate and body mass were determined for a captive group of baboons (Papio anubis). The group consisted of 6 adult, nonpregnant females. Three experimental diets, varying in acid detergent fiber (ADF) content, were fed. The fiber content of the experiment diets was: diet1=10.45% ADF, diet2=18.30% ADF and diet3=30.40% ADF.

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