The effect of methionine deficiency on body weight, food and energy utilization in the chick.

@article{Sekiz1975TheEO,
  title={The effect of methionine deficiency on body weight, food and energy utilization in the chick.},
  author={S S Sekiz and Marion L Scott and Malden C Nesheim},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1975},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={1184-8}
}
The effect of dietary methionine deficiency was studied in broiler chicks. Graded levels of methionine: 0.25, 0.32, 0.39 and 0.46% in semipurified, soybean meal-corn starch diets were used as treatments. Food intake, body weights and body components were determined. Results show that a moderate methionine deficiency (0.32 and 0.39%) had no effect on growth and energy metabolism expressed as metabolizable energy, productive energy, heat production and tissue gains. Increased food intake in these… CONTINUE READING