Digestibility of pentose sugars and uronic acids and their effect on chick weight gain and caecal size.

@article{Longstaff1988DigestibilityOP,
  title={Digestibility of pentose sugars and uronic acids and their effect on chick weight gain and caecal size.},
  author={Mark Grinblatt Francis A. Longstaff and Alan Knox and Jessica McNab},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1988},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={379-93}
}
1. In the first experiment D-xylose, L-arabinose, D-galacturonic and D-glucuronic acids were fed ad libitum to young chicks for 2 weeks at 200 g/kg of diet and weight gains and food consumption were recorded. 2. L-arabinose and D-xylose did not depress food consumption in the first week but prolonged feeding caused food consumption to decrease and weight gain to be adversely affected. 3. D-galacturonic acid and D-glucuronic acid caused severe growth retardation as early as the first week of… CONTINUE READING

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