[Trials on the use of olive cake for feeding rabbits]  [1981]

Leto, G. Giaccone, P. (Palermo Univ. (Italy). Istituto di Zootecnica Generale)

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A trial was made on the use of unkernelled and dehydrated olive cake for feeding rabbits. The industrial by-product is quite plentiful in Sicily and, pricewise, its use as animal feed may be foreseen as an alternative to the present industrial exploitation. The trial showed that olive cake may substitute sulla hay in feed mixtures, where it increases the energy value, in terms of metabolizable energy, by about 50 kcal for each 10% substitution. The addition of olive cake may be compared to a sort of indirect addition of fat to the feed, but it did not show the negative effect observed by some authors with the fat addition

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Zootecnica e Nutrizione Animale (Italy)

ISSN : 0390-0487