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Albuquerque et al., 2012. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 41 (7): 1784-1788

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Albuquerque, D. M. de N.; Lopes, J. B.; Segundo, L. F. de F.; Brandão, T. M.; Ribeiro, M. N.; Ramos, L. de S. N.; Figueirêdo, A. V. de, 2012. Dehydrated brewery residue for pigs in the growth phase under high temperature conditions. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 41 (7): 1784-1788

This research was developed to evaluate the nutritional, digestible (DE) and metabolizable (ME) energy values of dehydrated brewery residue (DBR) for growing pigs, as well as to evaluate the performance of these animals, subjected to five levels of DBR inclusion (0, 5, 10, 15 and 20%). The experimental design was of randomized blocks, based on animal weight. In the digestibility assay, 12 male piglets of average weight of 34.8±4.8 kg were utilized, while the performance assay had 40 piglets with average weight of 26.7±3.3 kg. Digestible and metabolizable protein values of dehydrated brewery residue for growing pigs reared in an environment of high temperatures were 22.47 and 22.06%, respectively, whereas digestible and metabolizable energy values of DBR were 3,371 and 3,364 kcal/kg, respectively. Dehydrated brewery residue can be included in diets for growing pigs up to the level of 20%.

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Albuquerque et al., 2012