Blood Meal


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Blood Meal

 

a product of the processing of blood collected during the slaughter of cattle. It is used as a source of complete protein in the feeding of farm animals. First-quality meal contains a maximum of 9 percent water, no more than 3 percent fat, about 6 percent ash, and no less than 81 percent protein. One kilogram of blood meal with 9 percent moisture contains 1.06 feed units and 758 g of digestible protein. Blood meal is used for fattening all farm animals, but especially hogs, poultry, and fur-bearing animals. Blood meal that is unsuitable for feeding purposes is used as fertilizer.

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Nutrient digestibility of rabbit fed varying levels of rumen content/ blood meal (50:50) mixture
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For mosquitoes fed on artificial blood meals, the effect of mosquito strain, virus strain, and dpi, as well as interactions among these, on percentage of bodies infected was analyzed by using a nominal logistic regression, with separate analyses for each blood meal titer ([approximately equalt o] 4, 5, or 6 [log.
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Scientists have determined in female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, a carrier of yellow fever, that the insects protect themselves by producing heat shock proteins, which bolster the integrity of other proteins and enzymes, in turn helping the mosquitoes digest the blood meal and maintain their ability to produce eggs.
The blood meal obtained from the abdomen of all fed mosquitoes was of human host, therefore, the human blood index of each species was 1.
Because mosquitoes detect the gas to home in on their next blood meal, a means to block this sense could lead to more-effective mosquito repellents.
To get at a blood meal, some leeches pierce the skin with three teeth-lined jaws.
These wee creatures suck up the virus when they take a blood meal from a sick animal and then pass it on to their next victim.
Mix in with your leaves a high- nitrogen organic fertilizer such as blood meal, hoof and horn meal or guano.