Estimating amino acid needs

Estimating amino acid requirements through dose-response experiments in pigs and poultry - Protocol and results interpretation

In animal nutrition, it is usual to carry out dose-response experiments to estimate amino acid requirements.

Because a major part of the variability in the reported amino acid requirements is due to the protocol itself and the results interpretation, this document aims at clarifying why a dose-response study is performed, how to design its protocol and how to interpret the results.