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Fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) are prebiotic ingredients that improve protection against pathogens probably through promoting the growth of gastrointestinal bacteria-like Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli: this stimulation may lead to a better development of immune repertoire and/or stimulation of the local immune response. According to the existence of the(More)
Thyroid hormones were measured in plasma of genetically lean (LL) or fat (FL) chickens at different ages. No differences were observed at hatching or at adult age. More triiodothyronine (T3) and less thyroxine (T4) were found in the plasma of LL than in FL at the fed state during the growth period. This difference disappeared as the birds approached sexual(More)
gently selected for high or low abdominal fat. With the Gompertz model it has been shown that lean chickens (LL) exhibit a slower growth rate from hatching to 63 days of age. The maximum growth rate is reached later than in fat chickens (FL). The mature weight of LL is superior to that of FL in both sexes. FL chicks are fattier at hatching due to the higher(More)
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