Physical, chemical, and microbiological changes in the ceca of broiler chickens subjected to incremental feed withdrawal.

@article{Hinton2000PhysicalCA,
  title={Physical, chemical, and microbiological changes in the ceca of broiler chickens subjected to incremental feed withdrawal.},
  author={Arthur Hinton and Richard J Buhr and Kimberly D Ingram},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={483-8}
}
Trials were conducted to determine the effect of feed withdrawal on the weight, pH, native bacterial flora, and the persistence of Salmonella typhimurium in the ceca of market-age broilers. Broilers were provided medicated or unmedicated feed and then were subjected to feed withdrawal for 0 to 24 h in transportation crates or on litter. After feed withdrawal, broilers were stunned, bled, scalded, and picked. One cecum from each bird was aseptically removed and weighed. The cecum was then… CONTINUE READING

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