Valdes EV, Dierenfeld ES, Fitzpatrick MP. 1997. Application of a Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIR) to measure protein, fat and moisture in fish samples. In Proceedings of the Second Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Fort Worth, TX.
Quality control programs need methods for simple and rapid analysis of feeds and ingredients. Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) and Transmission (NIT) Spectroscopy have been previously used for the analyses of fish carcasses (Gjerde and Mathias. 1987; Valdes et al.. 1989 and Downey. 1995). NIR was applied to measure percent fat, protein and moisture in fish samples used for food in zoological institutions.Near Infraerd Reflectance.pdf     180 KB