Protein levels for heat-exposed broilers: Performance, nutrients digestibility, and energy and protein metabolism

@article{Filho2007ProteinLF,
  title={Protein levels for heat-exposed broilers: Performance, nutrients digestibility, and energy and protein metabolism},
  author={D. E. Faria Filho and D. M. B. Campos and K. A. Alfonso-Torres and Bruno Serpa Vieira and Paulo S{\'e}rgio Rosa and Aiani Maria Vaz and Marcos Macari and Renato Luis Furlan},
  journal={International Journal of Poultry Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={187-194}
}
Heat stress causes significant economic losses on broilers production due to poorer performance and carcass quality. Considering that protein has the highest heat increment among nutrients, it has been suggested that protein levels should be reduced in diets for heat-exposed broilers. Nevertheless, there are no conclusive results on the benefits of such practice, and further studies should be performed to elucidate some reported discrepancies. Thus, a trial was carried out to evaluate the… Expand

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