Iron status of the chick as affected by Eimeria acervulina infection and by variable iron ingestion.

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Several experiments were conducted with crossbred chicks to investigate the effect of duodenal coccidiosis caused by Eimeria acervulina infection on iron status of chicks fed iron levels ranging from deficient to excess. Coccidiosis depressed weight gain and efficiency of feed utilization at all dietary levels of iron. Excess supplemental iron (500-1500 mg… (More)

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@article{Southern1982IronSO, title={Iron status of the chick as affected by Eimeria acervulina infection and by variable iron ingestion.}, author={Louise Southern and D. H. Baker}, journal={The Journal of nutrition}, year={1982}, volume={112 12}, pages={2353-62} }