Guidelines for the metabolic cage of cattle

Published on: 08/24/2018
Author/s : Umesh Sontakke, S.S. Kundu, Sonali Prusty and Goutam Mondal. / Dairy Cattle Nutrition Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana-132001 India.

Introduction The metabolic cages are used to study the metabolism of feeds in the animal. Metabolic trials are conducted to collect the feces, urine and feeds residue using precisely for analysis nutrients intake, digestibility, nitrogen and mineral balance. It is generally conducted in confined shed/shelter with underground place for urine collection. It is observed that due to movement of anima...

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Dr. N.r.sarker Dr. N.r.sarker
Animal Nutritionist
August 24, 2018

This information helps a nutritionist how to conduct a metabolic trial and what are the requirements. Definitely, it helps the scientists.

July 31, 2020

Nice guideline. Can you send me the contact of supplier/manufacturer of the Goat metabolism cages.

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