ANIMAL FEED METHODOLOGY

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Amino Acids* Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine,
Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tyrosine, Tryptophan, Valine
Energy Calculations  Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN), Metabolizable Energy (ME), Digestible Energy (DE), Net Energy Gain (NEG), Net Energy Lactation (NEL), Net Energy Maintenance (NEM)
   
Mycotoxins*
(via UPLCMSMS)
Aflatoxin, Fumonisin, Vomitoxin (DON), Ochratoxin, T2-HT2, Zearalenone
   
Proximate  
Acid Detergent Fiber* ADF
Acid Detergent Insoluble Protein ADICP
Acid Detergent Lignin ADL
Acid Hydrolysis Fat*
Ammonium Nitrogen
Ash*
Chloride 
Crude Fat*
Crude Fat with Celite*
Crude Fiber*
Crude Protein – Combustion*
Crude Protein – Kjeldahl *
Digestibility – Ross et al
 
Free Amino Nitrogen FAN
Free Fatty Acids – Feed Crude Fat required
Insoluble Protein
Moisture*
 
Neutral Detergent Insoluble Protein NDICP
Nitrate 
Nitrogen Conversion 
Nitrogen Free Extract 
Non-Protein Nitrogen 
p-Anisidine Value
 
Primary Amino Nitrogen PAN
Relative Feed Quality RFQ
Relative Feed Value RFV
Salt 
Soluble Protein 
Sulfate 
Total Available Starch*
Total Fatty Acids
 
   
Physical Characteristics  
Bulk Density
Extraneous Material
Hunter Color
Sieve Analysis
Specific Gravity
Viscosity – Brookfield
 
   
Residual Antibiotics Virginiamycin M1, Penicillin G1, Clarithromycin, Ampicillin, 
Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline, Chloramphenicol, Monensin, 
Chloretetracycline, Tylosin, Erythromycin, Bacitracin
   
Trace Metals Arsenic, Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Lead, 
Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium, Vanadium\
   
Trace Minerals* Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, 
Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc
   
Oil/Tallow Analysis  
Free Fatty Acids
Insoluble Impurities
Iodine Value
Moisture - Vacuum oven
Moisture - 130° C
Moisture - Karl Fisher
 
MIU Moisture, Insoluble Impurities, Unsaponifiable Matter
p-Anisidine Value
Peroxide Value
Soaps in Oils 
Total Fatty Acids 
Unsaponifiable Matter
 
   
Microbiology
Total Plate Count*  
Aerobic Plate Count*
Anaerobic Plate Count
Coliform/E.coli*
Enterobacteriaceae*
Lactic Acid Bacteria
Microscopic Analysis
Mold*
Pseudomonas 
Staphylococcus aureus*
Yeast & Mold*
 
   
Pathogens
E. coli 0157:H7*
Listeria spp.*
Listeria monocytogenes*
Salmonella*
 

 

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