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Table 3 Nutrient digestibility, nitrogen (N), and gross energy (GE) balance of experimental feed in C. mrigala fingerlings

From: Influence of fishmeal-replaced diet on nutrient digestibility, digestive enzyme activity, and whole-body fatty acid profile of Indian major carp, Cirrhinus mrigala

Particulars Control Feed Test Feed
Dry matter (DM) intake (g) 260.55 ± 9.57a 253.72 ± 9.16a
Fecal DM voided 14.52 ± 0.91a 13.98 ± 0.88a
DM digested 246.04 ± 7.36a 239.72 ± 7.84a
% DM digestibility 94.43 ± 1.21a 94.51 ± 1.89a
Organic matter (OM) intake (g) 229.94 ± 4.20a 222.48 ± 4.77a
OM voided (g) 24.26 ± 1.10a 27.9 ± 1.61a
OM digested (g) 205.68 ± 5.00a 194.58 ± 5.37a
% OM digestibility 89.45 ± 2.10a 87.46 ± 2.90a
Crude protein (CP) intake (g) 80.12 ± 2.10a 77.65 ± 2.97a
CP voided in feces (g) 6.28 ± 0.94a 7.57 ± 0.70a
CP digested (g) 73.81 ± 2.06a 70.12 ± 2.06a
% CP digestibility 92.16 ± 2.05a 90.25 ± 2.44a
Crude lipid (CL) intake (g) 18.86 ± 1.26a 17.19 ± 1.21a
CL voided in feces (g) 1.89 ± 0.01a 1.89 ± 0.02a
CL digested (g) 16.977 ± 1.26a 15.30 ± 1.22a
% CL digestibility 90.01 ± 2.13a 89.12 ± 2.22a
Nitrogen (N) intake (g) 12.82 ± 0.58a 12.42 ± 0.55a
N voided in feces (g) 1.22 ± 0.01a 1.4 ± 0.02a
N digested (g) 11.59 ± 0.57a 11.02 ± 0.67a
% Nitrogen digestibility 90.45 ± 2.50a 88.76 ± 2.44a
Gross energy intake (Kcal/day) 39.98 ± 1.55a 37.27 ± 1.46a
Fecal energy loss (Kcal/day) 3.38 ± 0.07a 3.84 ± 0.09a
Digestible energy (Kcal/day) 36.6 ± 1.54a 33.42 ± 1.55a
% Digestible energy 91.54 ± 2.75 89.66 ± 3.12
DE:GE ratio 0.91 ± 0.02a 0.89 ± 0.02a
  1. Means of each parameter in the same row with similar superscript are not significantly different
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