Message Number: YG3231 | New FHL Archives Search
From: swamp
Date: 2001-05-04 11:40:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Food for Sick Ferret

At 12:04 AM 5/5/2001 +0000, Mike wrote:

>By eating an entire can, did he really get a meal
>that was roughly 36% protein because that's the protein content once
>the water is factored out? Water, after all, provides little
>nutrition other than a few minerals.

That's it. Not so complicated really. The water is eliminated by the
kidneys and the rest is absorbed by the gut. I'm sure Tom can explain
things better but the math is simple. 10% protein in a suspension that's
70% water becomes 33% (10%/[100-70%]) protein once the water is removed.

Wordy this afternoon,