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A description of body growth and composition of South African Black ostriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) under free-choice feeding conditions

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
T.S. Brand, W.J. Kritzinger, L.C. Hoffman & R.M. Gous Page: 555 - 558

This study describes changes occurring in the live weight and body composition of male and female South African Black ostriches over a growing period of 285 days. Forty-five birds were given four diets with different protein (ca. 180 and ca.…

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Preliminary results on the description of body composition change in ostriches (Struthio camelus) under optimal feeding conditio

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
W.J. Kritzinger, T.S. Brand, R.M. Gous, L.C. Hoffman and F.D. Mellett Page: 429 - 433

A study was conducted to describe the changes occurring in body composition of ostriches over a 285-day growth period. Fifty two birds were given a choice of four diets with different protein (180 and 120 g/kg feed) and energy (8.5…

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