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|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) ; Walkden-Brown, Steve W (author)||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
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