The influence of microorganisms and of stress on the chick's requirement for pantothenic acid.


1. The responses of germ-free (GF) and conventional (CV) chicks to suboptimal amounts of dietary calcium pantothenate (CaPa) were compared. At the lower levels of supplementation the signs of deficiency were more severe in the CV chicks. 2. Calculations based on mean body-weights of chicks given graded dietary supplements of calcium pantothenate (CaPa) in… (More)


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