Studies on requirement and excess of isoleucine in laying hens.

@article{Peganova2002StudiesOR,
  title={Studies on requirement and excess of isoleucine in laying hens.},
  author={S Peganova and Klaus Eder},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2002},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={1714-21}
}
Three production trials and one nitrogen balance trial were conducted with Lohmann Brown hens to determine the requirement for and effects of an excess of isoleucine in layers at different ages (24 to 32 and 46 to 54 wk of age). The trials were designed as dose-response studies where isoleucine-deficient basal rations with 11.4 MJ metabolizable energy per kilogram were supplemented with varying amounts of L-isoleucine. In the production trials, dietary isoleucine concentrations ranged from 0.37… CONTINUE READING