T Mac-Auliffe

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Three experiments using day-old chicks were conducted in battery brooders to further study the rye-vitamin D antagonism. Birds were fed a vitamin D3-free diet containing corn or rye and submitted to diverse treatments for the first 10 days. At this time the chicks were either continued on the same diet or changed to other grain-type diets. The effect of(More)
Experiments were conducted to study the effect of gamma irradiation on the rye-vitamin D antagonism in broiler chicks. In an initial study, the irradiated grain was exposed to gamma rays for 6 hr (2 Mrad) and was fed to rachitic chicks for only 12 hr before a single oral dose of vitamin D3. In another trial, birds were fed during the entire experiment (12(More)
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