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Metabolic crates for alpaca nutrition research: Design, operation and validity

Juan Quan*

For metabolism studies on farm animals, accurate feces and urine collection, as well as accurate feed and water intake measurements, are required. When making metabolism crates, factors like: Animal behavior, reducing the likelihood of injury, and animal cleanliness ought to be taken into consideration. An initial prototype of metabolism crates was created in this study using morphometric measurements taken from thirty five-year-old male Huacaya alpacas. The crates were mostly made of metal for strength and durability and had parts that could be replaced. Two of these metabolism crates were constructed and put through their paces with experimental animals paired up sequentially for five days each.


Alpaca nutrition; Metabolism; Ruminant

Published Date: 2023-02-27; Received Date: 2023-02-01