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

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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.

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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
Larger Work Title Poultry Science
First page 988
Last page 990