Biochemical changes in layer and broiler chickens when fed on a high-glucosinolate rapeseed meal.

@article{Pearson1983BiochemicalCI,
  title={Biochemical changes in layer and broiler chickens when fed on a high-glucosinolate rapeseed meal.},
  author={A. W. Pearson and Nick Greenwood and E Jean Butler and G. Roger Fenwick},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1983},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={417-27}
}
Diets containing 500 g high-glucosinolate rapeseed meal/kg or an equivalent amount of soybean meal as the only protein supplement were fed to layer-type chickens and two broiler strains from 1 to 56 d of age. Additional groups of the former were maintained on the diets until they were 16 and 28 d old. The rapeseed meal produced thyroid hypertrophy in all strains but reduced the growth rate of only one of the broiler strains. The livers of chickens fed on rapeseed meal were enlarged and DNA… CONTINUE READING