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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Although the distribution of blood meals from different host species did not vary substantially between seasons, the number of blood meals from reservoir hosts by season and region did (Figure 2, panel B).
Blood meal presented the lowest apparent dry matter digestibility (P < 0.05), whereas the other ingredients presented intermediate values.
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(11-13) During normal feeding, noninfected sand flies will land on a host, search for a suitable location, begin probing, and then usually obtain a full blood meal within 2 to 3 minutes.
They then seek out a blood meal, most often from a white-footed mouse, through which they may acquire the organisms of Babesia microti, Anaplasma phagocytophilia, Borrelia burgdorferei, or Deer Tick Virus.
In contrast blood meal with 821 to 935 g of crude protein (CP)/kg DM (Grummer and Klopfenstein 1996) shows 89.6 to 97.3% of rumen-undegradable protein (RUP).
(2005) recorded highest growth in Labeo rohita fingerlings when fed with 60% corn gluten meal based diet as compared to blood meal and soybean meal based diets though all the three diets were isonitrogenous (30% CP).
Mosquitoes ingest the parasite with a blood meal, and the parasite creates the next generation in the mosquito's gut and these nascent parasites travel to the vector's salivary glands and are passed to the host during the next meal.
A potentially dangerous fever caused by a virus for which there is no vaccine or cure, dengue is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito when it takes a blood meal.