Urea Concentration in Collared Peccary Milk as an Indicator of Protein Nutritional Status
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Milk urea nitrogen (UN) concentration was examined as a possible index to protein-energy intake in female collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu). Captive adults were bred and assigned to one of four experimental diets through gestation and lactation. Females fed a high protein diet produced milk with UN concentrations exceeding those of low-protein-fed females. A low energy intake tended to elevate UN concentrations in milk.
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Lochmiller, R. L., Hellgren, E. C., Grant, W. E., & Varner, L. W.