Age at sexual maturity influences the response of single comb White Leghorn pullets to marginal and low levels of dietary phosphorus.

@article{Rao1995AgeAS,
  title={Age at sexual maturity influences the response of single comb White Leghorn pullets to marginal and low levels of dietary phosphorus.},
  author={S. R. Koteswara Rao and David A. Roland and J. I. Orban and H W Rabon and Mark M. Bryant},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1995},
  volume={125 5},
  pages={
          1342-50
        }
}
This study was designed to determine the differences in response of early-maturing (EM) and late-maturing (LM) Single Comb White Leghorn pullets within a flock to marginal or low dietary phosphorus. Various levels of dietary phosphorus were fed to EM and LM Leghorn pullets from 18 wk of age until the age of peak egg production (24 wk). The dietary phosphorus levels were 0.40, 0.45, 0.50, 0.55 and 0.70 g total phosphorus (tP)/100 g diet, corresponding to calculated available phosphorus values of… Expand
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