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Table 3 Nitrogen balance in dogs fed the SF and IF diet

From: Fermentable soluble fibres spare amino acids in healthy dogs fed a low-protein diet

  SF Diet IF Diet P-value
Mean SD Mean SD Group Diet
Digestible protein intake (g/day) 22.2 3.5 22.4 2.9 NS NS
Nitrogen intakea (g/day) 4.4 0.6 4.3 0.6 NS <0.01
Total faecal nitrogen (g/day) 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.2 NS 0.05
Bacterial nitrogen (g/day) 0.20 0.04 0.16 0.03 NS 0.03
Urine nitrogen (g/day) 2.5 0.9 3.0 1.0 NS NS
Nitrogen balance (g/day) 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.9 NS NS
  1. aNitrogen intake was calculated as diet crude protein intake / 6.25