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Two experiments were conducted to determine the toxicity, pathology, and histopathology of purified gossypol in broiler chicks. Gossypol was added to broiler feed at 0, 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg of feed in Experiment 1 and at 0, 800, and 1600 mg/kg of feed in Experiment 2. Day-old broiler chicks were fed these diets from 1 to 21 days in Experiment 1 and from(More)
Phytase supplementation over a range of different levels of dietary Ca and nonphytate phosphorus (NPP) was investigated by comparing surface response curves from regression equations generated with (experiment 1) and without (experiment 2) phytase using various performance and bone quality parameters. Cobb x Cobb broiler chicks were raised from 0 to 16 d in(More)
The current study was undertaken to estimate variance components for phytate P bioavailability (PBA) and the genetic correlations among PBA with growth and feed utilization (or intake) traits in an unselected random mating chicken population. Pedigreed data from 901 Athens-Canadian randombred chickens hatched from 26 sires, 71 dams, and 105 grandparents(More)
An experiment was conducted with broiler breeder hens to determine the relative biological value of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-OHD3) compared with cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) for hen-day egg production, hatchability, embryo mortality (early, 1 to 10 d of incubation, late, 11 to 21 d), and body ash of the progeny. The study was conducted with(More)
The objectives of this work were to study the responses of one Leghorn and two broiler stocks and sexes to different levels of Thr and to estimate their requirements for this amino acid. All experiments were conducted with birds from 1 to 18 d of age. Body weight gain (BWG) and feed consumption were measured on the eighteenth day, and feed conversion ratio(More)
BACKGROUND The crude protein (CP) of feedstuffs is important as an indicator of essential and non-essential amino acids for livestock. The protein (P) level needs to be known accurately, to minimize the feeding of excess nitrogen (N) and to reduce N pollution. Laboratory methods for determining N content report N from amino acids, but also N from ammonia(More)
Male commercial broiler strain chickens were fed either a control diet (based on corn and soybean meal) or the control diet supplemented with cupric sulfate pentahydrate or cupric citrate in seven experiments (six in floor pens, one in wire-floored batteries). In Experiment 1, feeding 125 or 250 mg/kg copper increased growth (4.9%) and decreased feed(More)
1. Research papers use a variety of methods for evaluating experiments designed to determine nutritional requirements of poultry. Growth trials result in a set of ordered pairs of data. Often, point-by-point comparisons are made between treatments using analysis of variance. This approach ignores that response variables (body weight, feed efficiency, bone(More)
Three general growth models (Logistics, Gompertz and Saturation Kinetics) were compared for describing growth of broilers. Accuracy of fit, case of use and interpretation of data were used to compare the models. Data from a broiler feed restriction study was used to illustrate the parameter differences between the models. All three models accurately(More)
The effects of graded levels of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) were investigated as a partial replacement for sources of protein, energy, and other nutrients for broilers when the digestible amino acid balance was maintained. Zero, 8, 16, and 24% DDGS were incorporated into isonutritive diets at the expense of corn, soybean meal, and(More)