Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Subject "nutrient digestibility"
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Effects of inulin or yeast cell wall extract on nutrient digestibility and fecal fermentative end-product concentrations of healthy adult dogs fed raw diets (2011-05-25)The use of raw meat diets for pets continues to increase in popularity. Owners may choose to feed either homemade or commercially available raw meat-based diets. Raw meat-based diets often are fed because they do not ...
Effects of short-chain fructooligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharides, individually and in combination, on nutrient digestibility, fecal fermentative metabolite concentrations, and large bowel microbial ecology of healthy adult cats (2010-08-31)Short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are non-digestible oligosaccharides that result in a prebiotic effect in some animal species; however, the cat has not been well studied in this ...
Indices of gut health and intestinal microbial ecology of the cat as affected by ingestion of select carbohydrates varying in fermentative capacity (2011-01-21)The focus of this research was to determine the impact of select fermentable carbohydrates on gastrointestinal health outcomes and microbial ecology of domestic cats. Four studies were designed to address two major research ...