Seashells, ground

Ground shells of marine molluscs, such as oysters. Seashells are used in animal feeding as a source of calcium carbonate.

Values

Main constituents
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
Dry matter 99.6 100 % - 0.5 98.2 -100 110 0.4
Ash 96 96.4 % - 1.4 91.7 -99.6 137 1.4 91.9 -99.6 109
Insoluble ash 5.6 5.6 % - 2 0.2 -15 53 2 1.8 -12.5 34
Mineral elements
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
Calcium 349 351 g/kg - 21.2 283 -408 135 21.3 287 -409 104
Phosphorus 0.8 0.8 g/kg - 2.2 0 -8 18 2.2 0.1 -8 12
Magnesium 8.7 8.8 g/kg - 0.7 0.2 -11.3 33 0.7 8.7 -11.3 25
Potassium 0.6 0.6 g/kg - 0.3 0.1 -0.8 5 1
Sodium 5.12 5.14 g/kg - 1.59 1.3 -9.7 40 1.6 3.26 -9.73 32
Chlorine 0.8 0.8 g/kg - 0.3 0.1 -4.2 30 0.3 0.1 -1.3 23
Sulfur 0.9 0.9 g/kg - 0.8 -1 4
Dietary cation-anion difference 159 160 mEq/kg -
Electrolyte balance 215 216 mEq/kg -
Manganese 13 13 mg/kg - 1 1
Zinc 0 0 mg/kg - 0 -0 4
Copper 14 14 mg/kg - 7 -22 4
Iron 54 54 mg/kg - 79 2 -195 5 1
Iodine 10 10 mg/kg - 7 -14 4
Pigs
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
RBV Ca pig - 100 %
Poultry
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
RBV Ca poultry - 101 %
RBV Ca broilers - 119 % 1
RBV Ca laying hens - 102 % 2
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