Growth and Apparent Absorption of Minerals in Broiler Chicks Fed Diets with Low or High Tannin Contents

@article{Hassan2003GrowthAA,
  title={Growth and Apparent Absorption of Minerals in Broiler Chicks Fed Diets with Low or High Tannin Contents},
  author={I A-A Hassan and E. A. Elzubeir and Abdullahi H. El Tinay},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2003},
  volume={35},
  pages={189-196}
}
Sorghum grains with low (0.28 per cent catechin equivalent (%CE) or high (1.36 %CE)) tannin contents were used to study the effect of tannin on growth and on the apparent absorption of Ca, P, Mg, Na, K, Fe and Co by chickens. High-tannin sorghum caused a highly significant (p≤0.01) reduction in the weight gain and feed intake of broiler chicks compared to low-tannin sorghum and increased the feed conversion ratio (p≤0.01). The amount of tannin did not affect mortality. The apparent absorption… CONTINUE READING

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