The acceptability of various fat sources was compared in horses using maize oil as a standard. In 3 trials, 10 fat-containing concentrates were fed to horses in cafeteria-style preference trials and ranked from highest to lowest as follows: maize oil, blend no. 3, hydrolysed tallow, peanut oil, safflower oil, blend no. 2, blend no. 1, cottonseed oil, inedible tallow and fancy-bleached tallow. In 2 trials, acceptability of lecithin-containing diets was compared. Mixtures were preferred according to increasing amounts of maize oil. Soya lecithin and maize lecithin had similar acceptances. The studies demonstrated the superior palatability of maize oil for horses.
|Publication Title||Applied Animal Behaviour Science|
|Author Address||Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 24061-0306, VA, USA.|
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