Energy losses associated with oven-drying and the preparation of rat carcasses for analysis

Mahshid Lofti, I. A. MacDonald, M. J. Stock
1976 British Journal of Nutrition  
I . The effect of oven-drying on the heat of combustion of rat carcasses was studied and found to produce losses of 10 % of the original energy content. Oven-drying also produced a small loss of nitrogen. 2. A method of carcass preparation not involving oven-drying was tested and found to produce suitably homogeneous samples for analysis without any loss of energy.
doi:10.1079/bjn19760084 pmid:952842 fatcat:aa3muhow4fbvjlskwvw5u2b33q