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Title: Effect of betaine supplementation in broilers provided different nutrient regimes
Contributor(s): Nguyen, Hong Thi (author); Swick, Robert  (supervisor)orcid ; Choct, Mingan  (supervisor); Wu, Shubiao  (supervisor)orcid 
Conferred Date: 2015
Copyright Date: 2014
Thesis Restriction Date until: Access restricted until 2017-10-23
Open Access: No
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Abstract: It has been projected that world food consumption will be doubled between 2010 and 2050 and the meat consumption per capita will also be rising due to the improvement in economic status in the developing areas of the world (Godfray et al., 2010). Modern-day broiler chickens are superior to other animals in producing meat from feedstuffs. The broiler industry is expected to expand in the coming decades, at the annual rate of 2.5% per year, to fulfil the increasing demand for a high quality and relatively inexpensive animal protein source, short generation intervals and very low greenhouse gas emissions (Cowieson and Selle, 2011). However, the broiler industry is facing many new challenges to meet society's expectation of having clean and green products without compromising food safety and quality, animal welfare and environmental care. ... The present study aimed to provide an insight into the efficacy of betaine in broiler production through its two roles, by examining its osmolytic capacity in enhancing the efficiency of energy utilisation, digestibility of other nutrients and activities of the gut microbial community, and by evaluating its methyl donor function, which partially replaces dietary methionine and improves carcass quality.
Publication Type: Thesis Masters Research
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070204 Animal Nutrition
070203 Animal Management
070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300303 Animal nutrition
300302 Animal management
300399 Animal production not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830503 Live Animals
969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
830309 Poultry
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100699 Primary products from animals not elsewhere classified
100411 Poultry
Rights Statement: Copyright 2014 - Hong Thi Nguyen
Open Access Embargo: 2017-10-23
HERDC Category Description: T1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Research
Appears in Collections:School of Environmental and Rural Science
Thesis Masters Research

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