Volatile fatty acids in the digestive tract of the fowl.

I. Examination of the digesta from all regions of the avian digestive tract showed that volatile fatty acids (VFAs) were present in greatest concentration in the caeca and that they comprised mainly acetic, propionic and butyric acids. 2. All droppings contained VFAs but they were present in highest concentration in those of caecal origin. Caecectomy was… CONTINUE READING