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Influence of protein level and supplemental methionine in practical rations for young endangered masked bobwhite quail

Poultry Science

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DOI: 10.3382/ps.0610988

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Abstract

A study was conducted to examine the protein requirement of young endangered masked Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi). Five practical starting rations containing 24 to 32% protein were fed alone and supplemented with methionine for 5 weeks. Supplemental methionine significantly improved growth of quail fed diets containing 24 and 26% protein. Increasing the protein level improved growth of quail fed unsupplemented diets but did not do so when diets contained supplemental methionine. A methionine-supplemented ration containing 24% protein appeared adequate for supporting rapid growth of masked Bobwhite quail.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Influence of protein level and supplemental methionine in practical rations for young endangered masked bobwhite quail
Series title:
Poultry Science
DOI:
10.3382/ps.0610988
Volume
61
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
Poultry Science Association
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
988
Last page:
990
Number of Pages:
3