Determination of dry matter digestibility in “sagüis de tufo preto” (Callithrix penicilatta) and “macacos-prego” (Cebus apella)

Authors

  • Cecília Pessutti Parque Zoológico Quinzinho de Barros, Sorocaba, SP
  • Maurício Talebi Gomes Parque Estadual Carlos Botelho, São Miguel Arcanjo, SP
  • Flávio Prada Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v34i1p26-30

Keywords:

Digestibility, Callithrix penicilatta, Cebus apella, Dry matter

Abstract

Applicability of the total collection of faeces, for determination of apparent digestibility of dry matter, was studied in nonhuman primates - Callithrix penicilatta eight (8) and Cebus apella eight (8). Animals were maintained in individual boxes where they received the ration for ten days. All of the feed offered and any refused was weighed and recorded. After an initial period, the samples of the faeces were collected for five days and analyzed. The apparent digestibility coefficient varied from 84.9 to 97.7% for C. penicilatta and from 75.4 to 86.2% for C. apella. The research concluded that the tested rations conveniently fed the animals.

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Published

1997-02-01

How to Cite

Pessutti, C., Gomes, M. T., & Prada, F. (1997). Determination of dry matter digestibility in “sagüis de tufo preto” (Callithrix penicilatta) and “macacos-prego” (Cebus apella). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 34(1), 26-30. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v34i1p26-30

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Section

ANIMAL NUTRITION AND NUTRITIONAL DISEASES