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1. Pullets were given a control diet or a diet supplemented with a non-starch-polysaccharide hydrolysing enzyme preparation (NSP-enzyme) from weeks 6 to 14 of age to induce differences in the viscosity of the small intestinal ingesta. Half of each feeding group (n = 25) was infected with 250 embryonated Ascaridia galli eggs at an age of 6 weeks. 2. At 14(More)
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system regulates foetal and placental growth. It can be influenced by dietary factors, but little is known about the effects of mycotoxin feeding on hepatic levels of the IGF system. The aim was (1) to determine the normal foetal and maternal hepatic transcription of major IGF genes at distinct stages of pregnancy and(More)
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