The effects of dietary fat on growth performance, carcass composition, and feed efficiency in the broiler chick.

@article{Latour1994TheEO,
  title={The effects of dietary fat on growth performance, carcass composition, and feed efficiency in the broiler chick.},
  author={Mickey A. Latour and E. David Peebles and Carolyn R. Boyle and Julie Brake},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1994},
  volume={73 9},
  pages={1362-9}
}
In two experiments broiler chicks were fed nonisocaloric diets with either 0, 3, or 7% added lard. Megacaloric percentages of all major nutrients were the same in all diets. In Experiment 1 (broiler chicks 0 to 5 d of age), added dietary lard did not affect body, heart, spleen, or pancreas weight. Liver weight was suppressed by the inclusion of lard in the diet, yet liver composition changed, becoming higher in protein and lower in fat. Yolk sac weight decreased during the first 5 d posthatch… CONTINUE READING

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