KEY Assignment Topic # 3042 Essay

Topic # 3042
The answer should contain three key ideas:
Excess protein is used to manufacture energy once the amount needed for growth
is achieved. It is not harmful to the animal, but is more expensive than other
energy resources such as carbohydrates.
The main difference between ruminants and monogastric amino acid absorption is
how the acid are received. The bacteria in a ruminants digestive tract make the
amino acids needed, but need the Nitrogen from the feed to do so. Monogastric
absorb the amino acids from feed.
It is more important for a young animal to have enough protein because it is used
for growth and building new tissue. A mature animals protein needs are much less
than that of a young animal.