Reference : Nutrient digestibility of Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens var. utilis) bean in guinea fowl (Numi...
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Human health sciences : Pharmacy, pharmacology & toxicology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/17033
Nutrient digestibility of Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens var. utilis) bean in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris, L): Effects of heat treatment and levels of incorporation in diets.
English
Dahouda, M. [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Nutrition des animaux domestiques >]
Toleba, S. S. [> > > >]
Youssao, A. K. I. [> > > >]
Hambuckers, Alain mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Taxonomie végétale et biologie de la conservation >]
Dangou-Sapoho, R. [> > > >]
Martin, Gérard [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Médecine de l'appareil locomoteur >]
Fillet, Marianne mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de pharmacie > Analyse des médicaments >]
Hornick, Jean-Luc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Nutrition des animaux domestiques >]
2009
British Poultry Science
Carfax Publishing Company
50
5
564-72
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0007-1668
1466-1799
Abingdon
United Kingdom
[en] Animal Feed/toxicity ; Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena/physiology ; Animals ; Body Weight/physiology ; Digestion/physiology ; Eating/physiology ; Feces/chemistry ; Hot Temperature ; Mucuna/metabolism/toxicity ; Poultry/metabolism ; Random Allocation
[en] 1. Mucuna pruriens var. utilis is a legume, the seeds of which are scarcely used in animal diets owing to their high content of 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine (L-Dopa). 2. Experiments were conducted on guinea fowl to assess the effects of two types of heat processing (cooking and toasting) on chemical composition and nutrient digestibility of Mucuna seeds offered alone or incorporated at three concentrations (40, 120 or 200 g/kg) in complete diets. 3. Diets containing 200 g/kg seeds had more crude fibre and less ether extract. L-Dopa content increased with the amount of Mucuna inclusion. Cooking reduced markedly L-Dopa content while toasting had no effect. When fed alone, Mucuna seeds dramatically decreased feed intake. 4. Feed intake (FI) and body weight gain (BWG) were not influenced by the complete diets. Cooking significantly increased crude fibre digestibility. 5. It is suggested that cracked and cooked Mucuna bean can be incorporated at a safe level of 120 g/kg in complete diets for guinea fowl production.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/17033
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8509
10.1080/00071660903193774

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