Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17471
Title: Diet-induced changes in intestinal viscosity and response to low-dose 'Eimeria maxima' infection in broiler chickens
Contributor(s): Wong, C W (author); Duan, J (author); Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid ; Walkden-Brown, Steve W  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2000
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17471
Abstract: This study investigated whether diet-induced changes in intestinal viscosity could influence the response of broiler chickens to 'Eimeria maxima' challenge at a single low dose (50 oocysts/bird). Immediately before the challenge, birds fed a low-ME wheat diet showed a higher level of intestinal viscosity than those fed either a control maize diet or a xylanase-supplemented low-ME wheat diet. The birds fed the low-ME wheat diet also had a significantly lower total faecal oocyst output than those fed the control maize and xylanase-supplemented low-ME wheat diets that elicited relatively lower intestinal viscosity. The results suggest that intestinal viscosity may influence the host resistance to low-dose Eimeria infection in broilers. The possible impact of this on the efficacy of low-dose live vaccines should not be overlooked.
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. 178-181
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
Other Links: http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/apss/documents/2000/APSS2000-wong-pp178-181.pdf
Series Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium Proceedings
Series Number : 12
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 201
Views: 203
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Conference Publication

Files in This Item:
3 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

90
checked on May 3, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.