Evaluation of feedstuffs and aquafeeds
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This chapter discusses how to evaluate feedstuffs and feeds. The results of feed evaluation will be used to ensure the production of high quality feeds for fish, crustaceans, and shellfish.
Teruel, M. B. (2002). Evaluation of feedstuffs and aquafeeds. In O. M. Millamena, R. M. Coloso, & F. P. Pascual (Eds.), Nutrition in Tropical Aquaculture: Essentials of fish nutrition, feeds, and feeding of tropical aquatic species (pp. 149-168). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
- Physical evaluation
- Use of the senses
- Feed microscopy
- Measurements of feedstuffs bulk density
- Water stability
- Chemical evaluation
- Proximate analysis
- Methods of protein evaluation
- Methods of lipid evaluation
- Method of vitamin evaluation
- Methods of mineral evaluation
- Methods of energy determination
- Analysis of toxins in feeds
- Microbiological evaluation
- Biological evaluation
- Parameters to be monitored in a feeding experiment
- Guide questions
- Suggested readings
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