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Title: Gastro-intestinal tract structure and energy metabolism in broilers
Contributor(s): Hughes, R J (author); Choct, Mingan (author)orcid ; Tivey, D R (author)
Publication Date: 2000
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Abstract: Relationships between apparent metabolisable energy (AME) of the diet and gut structure were examined in two experiments designed to expose the extent of potential variation in AME by application of treatments involving cleanliness of the rearing environment, sex of chickens and addition of mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) to the diet. It was concluded that large between-bird variation in AME reported in previous studies could not be explained by differences in the weights of duodenum, jejunum and ileum relative to metabolic body weight, or by changes in villus height or crypt depth in these sections of the small intestine. The possibility that variation in AME is associated with functional differences in gut epithelial tissue is worthy of investigation.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 12th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 2000
Conference Details: 12th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 2000
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2000, p. 166-169
Publisher: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Series Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium Proceedings
Series Number : 12
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