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2010
Volume 13
Issue 4
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Veterinary Medicine
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Jamroz D. , Kubizna J. 2010. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF DIGESTIVE TRACT CONTENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMUR BONE OF BROWN HARE (Lepus europaeus Pallas,1778), EJPAU 13(4), #24.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume13/issue4/abs-24.html

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF DIGESTIVE TRACT CONTENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMUR BONE OF BROWN HARE (LEPUS EUROPAEUS PALLAS,1778)

Dorota Jamroz, Janusz Kubizna
Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroc│aw, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


Thirty and seven hares catched in late Autumn and Winter were examined for the composition of digesta and for characteristics of femur bone. The very great variability among individuals was observed in analysed parameters. The average pH values of stomach content reached 3.4, in duodenum and in small intestine reached 6.4 and 6.3, respectively. Concentration of
crude protein varied at range from 2.2 to about 7.7% and the crude fibre in content of stomach amounted to 24% in DM basis, in duodenum (2.6% in DM) and in subsequent small intestine parts. Concentration of K, Cu and Zn gradually decreased during the passage of digesta through the intestine. The calcium content clearly increased along the gastrointestinal tract. The average crude ash content in femur bones was relatively high and amounted 43%. Conducted investigations confirms the substantial technical problems in estimation of nutritional statements and/or its tendencies in hare' organism.

Key words: hare, composition of digesta, femur bone.


Dorota Jamroz
Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management,
Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroc│aw, Poland
Che│mo˝skiego 38 C, 51-631 Wroc│aw, Poland
phone: +48 71 3205 828
fax: +48 71 3205 965
email: dorota.jamroz@up.wroc.pl

Janusz Kubizna
Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management,
Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroc│aw, Poland
Che│mo˝skiego 38 C, 51-631 Wroc│aw, Poland
email: janusz.kubizna@up.wroc.pl

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