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Title: Low-ME wheat or low-ME chickens? - Highly variable responses by birds on the same low-ME wheat diet
Contributor(s): Hughes, R J (author); Choct, Mingan (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1997
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Abstract: The "low-ME" wheat phenomenon is not entirely dependent on the physico-chemical nature of wheat. It is a multi-faceted problem closely linked with the individuality of the digestive physiology of broiler chickens given diets containing high levels of arabinoxylans from wheat. Commercial glycanases offer an immediate solution to the problem. However, more effort should be put into obtaining a clearer understanding of the "low-ME" problem, particularly as to why some birds in the same flock are not affected to anywhere near the same extent as others in terms of poor nutrient digestibility and excessive output of wet, sticky excreta.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 9th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 1997
Conference Details: 9th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 1997
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium 1997, p. 138-141
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 : 9
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