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.: Home > Animal Science Papers and Reports > 2010 > Volume 28 Number 3 > Piotr Przysiecki1*, Andrzej Filistowicz2, Aneta Filistowicz1, Bogusław Fuchs2, Zbigniew Nawrocki2, Vaclav Řehout3, Anna Rząsa2, Sławomir Nowicki4

Effect of addition of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and herb preparation to feed on selected physiological indicators, growth rate and pelt quality of growing arctic foxes

Piotr Przysiecki1*, Andrzej Filistowicz2, Aneta Filistowicz1, Bogusław Fuchs2, Zbigniew Nawrocki2, Vaclav Řehout3, Anna Rząsa2, Sławomir Nowicki4
1 Jan Amos Komenski State School of Higher Vocational Education in Leszno, Institute of Agriculture, Mickiewicza 5, 64-100 Leszno, Poland, 2 Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Animal Breeding, Chełmońskiego 38c, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland, 3 University of South Bohemia in České Budĕjovice, Agricultural Faculty, Studentská 13, 370 05, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 4 Poznan University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Animal Biology and Breeding, Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-637 Poznań, Poland.
Abstract :

Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and oil-and-water preparations (extracts) of plants are used in feeding farm animals, improving their health and productivity. It was attempted to use a plantorigin preparation (extract) and spray-dried brewer’s yeast as feed additives. The experiment was conducted on 80 arctic foxes of both sexes born in the first decade of May. An addition of a phytogenic preparation and yeast to feed did not show a negative effect on health or final body weight of growing foxes. Supplementation of diet with yeast increased the feed intake, leading to a higher weight and higher content of storage fat in the body. Moreover, an addition of yeast to feed significantly improved coat quality as assessed both in vivo and post-slaughter.

Keywords :
Arctic fox, plant extracts, yeast

Date Deposited : 11 Jan 2011 12:41

Last Modified : 11 Jan 2011 12:41

Official URL: http://www.ighz.edu.pl/?p0=5&p1=34&o=2998

Volume 28, Number 3, - 2010

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