Nutritive Value of Aquatic Plants for Chicks

  title={Nutritive Value of Aquatic Plants for Chicks},
  author={A. Jabbar Muztar and S. J. Slinger and J. H. Burton},
  journal={Poultry Science},
Abstract Five different species of dried ground aquatic plants were tested for their nutritive value in egg-strain male chicks against controls comprising a corn, soybean meal diet containing graded levels of dehydrated alfalfa meal. The experimental diets met N.R.C. requirements for all nutrients and were kept isonitrogenous. An attempt was also made to keep calcium and available phosphorus levels at about 1.0% and 0.5%, respectively. The test plant materials and alfalfa were included at 2.5… Expand
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