10. Comparative Study of the Energy Nutritive Values of Some New Maize Hybrids in Experiments with Muscovy Ducks (Cairina Moshata L.)

Author: Dimo Penkov

DOI: 10.22620/agrisci.2009.02.010

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Using adapted methods for balance experiments with Muscovy ducks, the apparent (AMEn-o) and the true (TMEn-o) metabolizable energy of 4 grain-maize hybrids – PR35P12, PR37D25, Clarica and PR35Y540 have been established. The PR35P12 hybrid shows the highest AMEn-o – 16.44, and PR35Y540 (15.89 MJ/kg DM) – the lowest. The PR35P12 hybrid shows the highest TMEn-o for Muscovy ducks – 17.40, and PR35Y540 (17.05 MJ/kg DM) – the lowest.