Accession Number : AD0660862

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A PELLETED AND TABLETED DIET FOR CHIMPANZEES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 66-Feb 67,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION MADISON

Personal Author(s) : Robaidek,E. S. ; Derse,Philip H. ; Regel,Leonard ; Nees,Paul O.

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Eleven modifications of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) chimpanzee diet were evaluated for nutritional adequacy during a 9 month feeding period. Six 18-36 months old chimpanzees of both sexes were used. Daily food intake and bi-weekly body weights were obtained. Hematological studies, and biochemical determinations of serum, urinary and fecal constituents were made at regular intervals during the course of the study. Fecal bacteria measurements at selected intervals were also made. Feed palatability and fecal consistency were evaluated. All modifications of the diet were found to be adequate in providing the basic nutritional requirements of the animals, with the exception of vitamin C, which was partially lost in pelleting of the diets. A formulation was made which could be satisfactorily tableted for use in dispensing machines. The same formulation was the most palatable and produced a very satisfactory fecal consistency. Suggestions for improving vitamin C stability in the pelleted diets were made. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHIMPANZEES, DIET), NUTRITION, FOOD, BODY WEIGHT, HEMATOLOGY, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, EXCRETION, ASCORBIC ACID, STABILITY, PELLETS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE