Feeding experiments with rats revealed that the whole milk powder employed was adequate as a source of protein and vitamins for growth, reproduction, and rearing of young to the fourth generation. On similarly composed diets wherein skimmed milk powder (and butter fat) was employed in place of whole milk powder, there was marked interference with reproduction. Addition of either wheat embryo or yeast enhanced the nutritive value of the diet but did not make it optimum. Particularly, when added cod liver oil served as a source of some of the vitamins, decomposition products were observed when the diet was stored for a time. This suggests a possible deterioration of the diet as a result of the interaction of different components upon each other under these conditions. Certain added substances apparently retard this decomposition.
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Anderegg, L. T. and Nelson, V. E.
"Nutritive Value of Powered Milk Together with Observations for a New Vitamin for Reproduction,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 32(1), 321-321.
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