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Evaluation of Standardized Ileal Digestibility of Amino Acids and Metabolic Availability of Methionine in Partially-defatted Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal Fed to Growing Pigs

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dc.contributor.advisor Shoveller, Anna Kate
dc.contributor.author Tansil, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-22T20:10:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-22T20:10:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2021-12
dc.date.created 2021-11-30
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26598
dc.description.abstract As food and animal protein demand increases, black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) meal has gained interest in the past couple of years for use in animal feed as an alternative protein ingredient. Black soldier fly larvae is an attractive protein source; however, it is important to evaluate its amino acid (AA) digestibility and metabolic availability (MA) before incorporation in feed formulation. The global objectives of this thesis were to determine the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) coefficient of AA and MA of methionine using the indicator AA oxidation (IAAO) method from BSFL meal, and to compare the results from the two protein quality methodologies. The SID coefficient of indispensable AA in BSFL meal was found to be above 83%, while the MA of methionine was found to be 53.33%. This finding further confirms that SID coefficient tends to overestimate AA bioavailability and that MA is a more accurate representation of bioavailability. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canada First Research Excellence Fund; Enviroflight en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject black soldier fly larvae meal en_US
dc.subject standardized ileal digestibility en_US
dc.subject indicator amino acid oxidation en_US
dc.subject swine nutrition en_US
dc.subject protein quality en_US
dc.subject methionine bioavailability en_US
dc.title Evaluation of Standardized Ileal Digestibility of Amino Acids and Metabolic Availability of Methionine in Partially-defatted Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal Fed to Growing Pigs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Animal and Poultry Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Animal Biosciences en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en_US


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