Factors affecting ascorbic acid (AsA) biosynthesis in chickens. II. Effect of dietary AsA and strain of chicken.

The present study examined the effect of supplemental ascorbic acid (AsA) and ascertained if genotype is a determinant of biosynthesis and the response of strains to dietary AsA. Slow- (Ottawa Meat Control; OMC) and fast-growing (Peterson Enhanced x Hubbard; PEH) chicks were fed 1000 mg/kg AsA from 1 to 10 weeks of age. The activity of l-gulonolactone… CONTINUE READING