Dietary L-carnitine supplementation increases antigen-specific immunoglobulin G production in broiler chickens.

  title={Dietary L-carnitine supplementation increases antigen-specific immunoglobulin G production in broiler chickens.},
  author={J. E. Mast and Johan Buyse and Bruno Maria Goddeeris},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={83 2},
The usefulness of supplementary dietary L-carnitine as an immunomodulator to increase antigen-specific antibody levels was analysed in 2-6-week-old broilers. The chickens received commercial feeds either unsupplemented (starter feed 17.8 mg carnitine/kg, finisher diet 22.9 mg carnitine/kg) or supplemented with L-carnitine (100 mg carnitine/kg added to feed). At 14 d of age, both groups were distributed in equal numbers and sex ratios over two environmentally controlled chambers where… CONTINUE READING


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