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Table 5 Effect of dietary containing kitchen food wastes (KFW) on caecal pH, ammonia nitrogen (NH3–N) and volatile fatty acids (VFA’s) of growing rabbits

From: Using dried kitchen food wastes as untraditional feed in growing rabbit's diets

Items Control KFW SEM P value
10% 20% 30% 40%
pH 6.25 6.24 6.31 6.33 6.39 0.28 0.663
NH3-N3 (mmol/l) 5.45b 5.58b 5.69b 5.81ab 5.97a 0.13 0.032
TVFA’s (mmol/l) 62.87a 62.83a 62.89a 63.07a 61.22b 0.47 0.001
VFA's percentage (%)
Acetate 74.85b 74.63b 74.49b 74.33b 76.94a 0.87 0.016
Propionate 08.56b 08.81a 08.95a 09.37a 06.88c 0.22 0.037
Butyrate 14.07 14.22 14.31 14.52 14.96 0.87 0.672
  1. a,b,cMean in the same row bearing different superscripts are significantly different