Effect of gamma irradiation, penicillin, and/or pectic enzyme on chick growth depression and fecal stickiness caused by rye, citrus pectin, and guar gum.

The effects of gamma irradiation of rye, corn, pectin, and guar gum and supplementation of procaine penicillin and/or pectic enzyme (Irgazyme-100) were studied. Addition of 62.5% rye, 4% pectin, or 2% guar gum in place of corn significantly reduced chick growth (P < .05). Exposure to gamma irradiation, procaine penicillin, or pectic enzyme supplementation… CONTINUE READING