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The effect of level of milk intake and protein content in the post-weaning diet on internal fat distribution of lambs

  • T. Manso (a1), A.R. Mantecón (a1), M.A. Chaso (a1), P. Lavin (a1) and T. Castro (a1)...

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The effect of food restriction and subsequent realimentation depends on age of animals at restriction and energy/protein relationship during post-restriction period (Ryan, 1990). In Spanish Churra breed the internal fat depots are the most important energy reserves (Frutos et al., 1991) and the proportion of different depots after restriction could be affect to recovery during realimentation.

The aim of this paper is to study the effect of level of intake during milk-fed period and the protein content in the diet during the post-weaning period on the performance and different internal fat depots in the Churra lambs until they were 20 Kg of live weigth (LW).

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Frutos, P., Mantecón, A.R., González, J.S. (1991). Animal production in developing countries. BSAP. (In press).
Ryan, W.J. (1990). Nutr. Abs. Rev., Ser. B., 60, 653664.

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