Guar meal germ and hull fractions differently affect growth performance and intestinal viscosity of broiler chickens.

@article{Lee2003GuarMG,
  title={Guar meal germ and hull fractions differently affect growth performance and intestinal viscosity of broiler chickens.},
  author={Jason T. Lee and Christopher A. Bailey and Aubrey L Cartwright},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 10},
  pages={1589-95}
}
High concentrations of guar meal in poultry diets deleteriously affect growth, feed intake, and digesta viscosity. These effects are attributed to residual gum in the meal. A 2 x 5 factorial experiment investigated the impacts of two guar meal fractions (germ and hull) at five inclusion levels (0, 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, and 10.0%) on intestinal viscosity, measures of growth, and feed conversion in broiler chickens fed to 20 d of age. Growth and feed conversion ratio were not affected by inclusion of as… CONTINUE READING

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