Note on the lysinoalanine content of alkali-treated barley

J DAVIDSON, A D MCINTOSH, Eric Milne

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    Abstract

    The concentration of lysinoalanine in a sample of barley treated with 35 g NaOH kg-1 was found to be 1.16 g kg-1 compared with zero concentration in control samples. Although such a level in the diet might result in a reduced growth rate and produce kidney lesions in the rat, the nutritional risk to farm stock, including non-ruminant animals, would appear to be small if allowance is made for reduced concentrations of important amino acids when formulating diets.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)217-220
    Number of pages4
    JournalAnimal Feed Science and Technology
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1982

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