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GAA supplementation and nitrogen retention

Creatine stores high-energy phosphate bonds in muscle and is synthesized in the liver through methylation of guanidinoacetic acid (GAA). Supplementation of GAA may therefore increase methyl group requirements, and this may affect methyl group utilization. Our experiment evaluated the metabolic responses of growing cattle to postruminal supplementation of GAA, in a model where methionine (Met) […]

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GAA and betaine for growth performance

This study evaluated the influences of guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) and betaine (BT) on growth performance, nutrient digestion and ruminal fermentation in bulls. Forty-four Angus bulls were blocked by live body weight and then randomly divided into four groups in a 2 × 2 factorial design. Betaine of 0 or 0.6 g/kg dry matter (DM) was […]

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Muscle GAA after creatine supplementation

Diets with six levels of creatine were hand-fed to juvenile Litopenaeus vannamei reared in freshwater for 46 days. Results showed creatine supplementation did not affect the growth performance (FBW: 17.04 ± 1.28 g) or the content of guanidinoacetic acid in muscle and hepatopancreas whereas significantly increased muscular creatine content. Diet with 8.28 g kg-1 creatine […]

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Supplemental GAA or creatine spare arginine

Suckling piglets synthesize most of their creatine requirement, which consumes substantial amounts of arginine in order to synthesize guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) and methionine in order to transmethylate GAA to creatine. To determine whether supplemental GAA or creatine spare arginine and/or methionine for protein synthesis and, if GAA is supplemented, whether excess methionine is needed for […]

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GAA protects against lactic acidemia

Increased blood lactic acid is likely to be involved in sudden death syndrome in broiler chicken. Guanidinoacetic acid with direct or indirect influence on the cardiovascular system may provide, to some degree, protection against lactic acidemia in birds. A total number of 144 male broiler chicks (Ross 308) were used in a complete randomised block […]

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Various sources of arginine in low-protein chicken diets

Arginine activity in broiler diets can be supplied by L-arginine, GAA and L-citrulline, commercially available products. This study was conducted to assess the effects of Arg source and level on broiler performance, nutrient digestibility and carcass parameters. Day-old Ross 308 cockerels (n = 768) were assigned to one of eight dietary treatments using a completely […]

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GAA and antioxidants for growth performance

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of adding guanidinoacetic acid (GAA), or complex antioxidant (CA), or their combination in diet, on the growth performance, carcass traits, meat quality and antioxidant capacity of broilers. A total of 192 25-day-old broilers were assigned to a 2 × 2 factorial design including two dietary supplements at […]

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Antioxidant status of quails improves by dietary GAA

In this study, the effects of different levels of dietary guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) supplementation (0, 0.6, 1.2 and 1.8 g/kg) in laying quails was evaluated in a completely randomised design comprised of four dietary treatments of six replicates each, from 56 to 154 d of age. The highest laying rate was obtained with 1.8 g/kg of […]

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GAA and betaine in soybean meal-based diets

This study was carried out to evaluate the impacts and interactions of GAA and betaine (BT) supplementation of soybean-meal-based diets on the growth, meat quality, and methionine utilization in the bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. A basal diet was supplemented with 0 or 4 g/kg of BT and/or 0, 0.4, or 4 g/kg GAA to formulate six experimental diets, […]

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Energy matrix value of GAA and other feed additives

The aim of this study is to investigate whether the energy matrix values of the nonstarch polysaccharide- (NSP-) degrading enzymes, bioemulsifier (LYSOFORTE®), guanidinoacetic acid (CreAMINO®), or their combinations could be summed. The effects of these additives on the growth performance, carcass traits, and economic value of the broiler chicken diets were evaluated. A total of […]

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