The effect of antibiotics on the intestine of the chick.

@article{Coates1955TheEO,
  title={The effect of antibiotics on the intestine of the chick.},
  author={Marie E. Coates and Michael K. Davies and S K Kon},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1955},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={110-9}
}
During work on the effect of penicillin on vitamin A metabolism in the chick (Coates, Harrison, Kon, Porter & Thompson, 1952) it was observed that the small intestines of birds given penicillin in the diet appeared thinner than those of their controls. A further investigation was therefore undertaken to study the importance of this phenomenon in the mechanism of antibiotic growth promotion. The experiments were of two types, the first dealing with the quantitative and qualitative changes in the… CONTINUE READING

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