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Title: Minimising weight loss in new broiler hatchlings through early feeding of trehalose
Contributor(s): Bhuiyan, Momenuzzaman (author); Gao, F (author); Chee, Seng Huan (author); Iji, Paul (author)
Publication Date: 2011
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10108
Abstract: Two experiments were conducted to assess the effect of delayed access to feed post-hatch and the potential of two carbohydrate oligomers, trehalose and palatinose, as supplements for early feeding of broiler chickens. Delayed access to feed and water was found to reduce starting weight at placement while early access to feed generally improved it. Supplementation with trehalose, in particular, led to higher (P<0.001) 21d weights than in the other groups, although FCR was not improved. The benefit of early feeding was demonstrated and trehalose may have some potential as an early feed supplement. However, further studies are required into how it can be applied at economic levels to keep production costs down.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 22nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium: Tangible Solutions from Innovative Poultry Science, Sydney, Australia, 14th - 16th February, 2011
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 122-125
Publisher: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
070201 Animal Breeding
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/apss/documents/2011/APSS2011.pdf
Series Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium Proceedings
Series Number : 22
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