Sugar as an energy source for growing ducklings

Author: M.D. Olver
Year: 1989
Issue: 2
Volume: 19
Page: 81 - 83

An experiment was conducted to determine whether sugar could successfully be incorporated into feeds for ducklings in the period 0 to 7 weeks of age. Five dietary treatments, with sugar content ranging from 0 to 400 g kg-1 were fed to 400 ducklings, sexes separate, of the Cherry Valley strain. There were four replications of each treatment. The results showed no deleterious effects (P 0,05) of sugar on live mass gain, feed conversion efficiency or carcass composition over the entire range of levels of inclusion.


Keywords: carcass composition, ducklings, feed efficiency, live mass, sugar
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