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dc.contributor.authorBlyth, David-
dc.contributor.authorTabrett, Simon J-
dc.contributor.authorBourne, Nicholas-
dc.contributor.authorGlencross, Brett-
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-16T23:16:04Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-16T23:16:04Z-
dc.date.issued2015-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23841-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to investigate the effects of two faecal collection methods (stripping and settlement) on the apparent digestibility coefficients (ADC) of dry matter, protein and energy of three different diets fed to barramundi. In a second experiment, the effect of acclimation time (i.e. number of days fed the diet) on the calculation of ADCs was also investigated. Each tank of fish was fed one of three diets for 12 days. Faeces were collected by both stripping and settlement, although only settlement was used prior to day seven of the acclimation period. Faeces were collected using the settlement method at regular intervals from day 1 to day 12. Comparisons between faecal collection methods were only made based on faecal material collected over a similar acclimation period. The collection of faeces by stripping produced more conservative ADCs, which were also more consistent than those obtained using the settlement technique. The calculated ADCs typically fluctuated for the first 3 days of collection before the variability diminished. Barramundi should be acclimated to diets for a minimum of 4 days before collection of faecal material, and collection by stripping is recommended to obtain the most reliable digestibility data.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell-
dc.relationBlyth D, Tabrett SJ, Bourne N & Glencross B (2015) Comparison of faecal collection methods and diet acclimation times for the measurement of digestibility coefficients in barramundi (Lates calcarifer), Aquaculture Nutrition, 21 (2), pp. 248-255.-
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Blyth, D., Tabrett, S., Bourne, N. and Glencross, B. (2015), Comparison of faecal collection methods and diet acclimation times for the measurement of digestibility coefficients in barramundi (Lates calcarifer). Aquaculture Nutrition, 21: 248–255. doi: 10.1111/anu.12159, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anu.12159. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.-
dc.subjectAsian sea bassen_UK
dc.subjectdiet acclimatizationen_UK
dc.subjectdigest methodologyen_UK
dc.subjectsettlement collectionen_UK
dc.subjectstripping collectionen_UK
dc.titleComparison of faecal collection methods and diet acclimation times for the measurement of digestibility coefficients in barramundi (Lates calcarifer)en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anu.12159-
dc.citation.jtitleAquaculture Nutrition-
dc.citation.issn1353-5773-
dc.citation.volume21-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage248-
dc.citation.epage255-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.author.emailb.d.glencross@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date22/05/2014-
dc.contributor.affiliationCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)-
dc.contributor.affiliationCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research-
dc.contributor.affiliationCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)-
dc.contributor.affiliationAquaculture-
dc.identifier.isi000350909400012-
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