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1. The aim of the study was to determine the ideal ratio of the essential amino acids lysine (Lys), methionine (Met), threonine (Thr), tryptophan (Trp), arginine (Arg), valine (Val) and isoleucine (Ile) and to assess the required dietary lysine concentration for optimum performance in broiler chickens of 2 commercial strains from 20 to 40 d of age. 2. An(More)
We studied the effects of increasing dietary concentrations of each of the following amino acids on growth, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and composition of gain in rainbow trout in six dose-response experiments: L-lysine, L-tryptophan, L-histidine, L-valine, L-leucine and L-isoleucine. Semipurified diets containing 20.1 MJ digestible energy/kg dry(More)
Digestibility of diets based on corn and soybean meal or soybeans treated by roasting or extrusion, with or without an enzyme supplementation, was measured by "true" (Sibbald) methods, by analysis of excreta, and by analysis of ileal digesta. Only analysis of ileal digesta was able to consistently measure differences between soybean and enzyme treatments in(More)
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate increasing dietary levels of methionine and TSAA on broiler performance and carcass yield. In Experiment 1, the corn-soybean basal diet contained .75% TSAA, to which increasing dose levels of DL-methionine were added, providing at the highest supplemental level .95% TSAA. The experimental diets were fed for 20 d,(More)
1. Two growth trials were performed to measure the effects of dietary methionine and cystine (SAA) on growth rate, food conversion efficiency and breast meat deposition in male broilers. 2. In experiment 1, broilers were grown on 6 experimental diets covering a range from 6.9 to 9.6 g SAA/kg. The diets were fed from 15 to 33 d of age. Similarly, in(More)
The effects of different combinations of dietary methionine + cystine (Met + Cys) and dietary crude protein (CP) in finishing broilers were investigated in two growth studies. In Exp. 1, male broilers 29 to 42 days of age were fed 18 diets containing 16.9%, 18.7%, or 20.4% CP with six levels of Met + Cys within each protein level. Similarly, in Exp. 2(More)
A total of 37 dose-response experiments with essential amino acids performed with rainbow trout and broiler chicken were re-evaluated with different mathematical approaches: an exponential model, a four-parameter logistic function, the saturation kinetics model and the broken line approach. The different approaches were compared both with regard to the(More)
We studied the effect of increasing dietary concentrations of DL-methionine on growth, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and the composition of gain in rainbow trout. Twenty-four groups of 20 trout initially weighing 51 +/- 0.5 g/trout were fed semipurified diets containing 20.1 MJ digestible energy and either 3.0 or 5.8 g cystine/kg dry matter. At each(More)
The present study investigates the threonine requirements of British United Turkey (BUT) Big 6 turkey toms from 0 to 4, 8 to 12, and 16 to 20 wk of age. Growth, feed conversion, and carcass quality responses to increasing dietary threonine levels were measured. From 0 to 4 wk of age (57 g to 1.1 kg live weight), a dietary threonine level of about 0.95% (3.3(More)
1. Two experiments were conducted with male broiler chicks from 2 to 5 weeks of age to determine the effect of dietary protein content and amino acid balance on the response to dietary sulphur-containing amino acids (SAA) in terms of performance and carcase quality. 2. In experiment 1, 5 graded amounts of a DL-methionine and L-cysteine (1:1 by weight)(More)