Evaluation of Raw Yeast Extract (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as an Ingredient, Additive or Palatability Agent in Wet Diet for Cats

Lidia M. Lima, Jose Walter Silva Jr, Rosana C. S. Ogoshi, Jessica S. dos Reis, Janine Franca, Marcio G. Zangeronimo, Flavia M. O. B. Saad


Three experiments were performed to evaluate the effects of strain-specific yeast extract (SSYE) as an ingredient, functional additive or palatability agent when supplemented in its raw form in wet cat food. SSYE as ingredient – SSYE was chemically characterized and its use evaluated through fourteen cats divided into two treatments: control diet (complete wet adult cat food) and control diet with 30 % replacement by SSYE. The results of apparent digestibility coefficient of SSYE were 71.64 % for dry matter, 72.55 % for organic matter, 50.78 % for ashes, 78.59 % for crude protein, 84.33 % for the energy gross and digestible and metabolizable energy value, respectively, of 4,247 and 4,163 kcal/kg, these results indicated that SSYE is comparable to other protein sources for cat’s food. SSYE as a functional additive - twelve cats were distributed into two 6x6 latin squares (treatments; experimental periods), and the treatments were control diet and replacement levels ranged from 2 % to 10 % SSYE. The following parameters were evaluated: digestibility, energy utilization, nitrogen balance, serum urea and creatinine levels. No differences were found. SSYE as palatability agent – Were used twenty cats by comparing the control diet with 2 % replacement by SSYE. A significant difference (P < 0.01) was observed with a preference for control diet. SSYE is a potential protein source for cats; however, it is not effective as additive and may compromise palatability when supplemented in its raw form in complete wet cat food.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijb.v8n1p1

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