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Title: Evaluation of betaine as an in ovo feeding nutrient for broiler chickens
Contributor(s): Kadam, Mukund M (author); Bhuiyan, Momenuzzaman (author); Islam, Afm Fakhrul (author); Iji, Paul (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: The incubation period (21 d) represents about 37 % of the entire lifespan of the modern broiler bird. Organ and overall body development during incubation are related to the final market weight. The technology for in ovo feeding has been largely developed (Uni and Ferket, 2003) but the uptake rate is slow. This may partly be due to lack of suitable nutrients, which not only promote pre- and post-hatch growth but can support good hatchability. In the present study, 0.5 ml of a solution of betaine was injected into standard size 18 d embryonated broiler eggs at 10, 50, 100 and 200 mg betaine per egg. There were un-injected control eggs and sham control eggs injected with 0.5 ml Milli-Q water. The eggs were re-set to hatch and chicks were maintained in their respective groups and fed on a standard diet (based on sorghum and maize) to 21 d of age.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 17th - 20th February, 2013
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 158-158
Publisher: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
070203 Animal Management
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Series Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium Proceedings
Series Number : 24
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