Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12609
Title: Minimising weight loss in new broiler hatchlings through early feeding of simple sugars
Contributor(s): Bhuiyan, Momenuzzaman (author); Gao, Feng (author); Chee, Seng Huan (author); Iji, Paul (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1071/AN11055
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12609
Abstract: Two experiments were conducted to assess the effect of delayed access to feed after hatch and the potential of two carbohydrate oligomers, trehalose and palatinose, as supplements for early feeding of broiler chickens. A total of 360 and 252 straight run broiler chicks were used in Experiments I and 2, respectively, with each involving six treatments and six replicates. The diets were commercial in nature and supplemented with palatinose or trehalose (at 10 or 20 g/kg). Chicks were allowed to access feed within 8h of hatch or 36h. In Experiment 2, the supplements were fed at 10 or 20 g/kg diet; the commercial diets was also fed immediately or delayed. One of the diets contains zinc-bacitracin at 50 ppm and fed within 8 h of hatch. Delayed access to feed and water was found to reduce starting weight at placement whereas early access to feed generally improved it. Supplementation with trchalose, in particular led to higher (P < 0.001) 21-day weights than in the other groups although feed conversion ratio was not improved. The benefits of early feeding was demonstrated and trehalose may have some potential as an early feed supplement but further studies are required into how it can be applied at economic levels to minimise production costs down.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Animal Production Science, 51(11), p. 1002-1007
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1836-0939
1836-5787
Field of Research (FOR): 070203 Animal Management
070204 Animal Nutrition
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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