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Title: Starch Digestion Along the Gastrointestinal Tract in Broiler Chickens Offered a Wheat- or Corn-Based Diet
Contributor(s): Kim, E  (author); Morgan, N K  (author)orcid ; Moss, A F  (author)orcid ; Troescher, A (author); Ader, P (author); Choct, M  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Starch is the most abundant source of energy in broiler diets, providing about 50 % of apparent metabolisable energy. Broiler diets generally contain approximately 40 % starch, which is thought to be completely digested within the small intestine. However, the microbiota in the large intestine also plays an important role in starch digestion, producing volatile fatty acids that act as an energy source. The potential consequence of this is an incorrect prediction of the digestible energy values of diets when considering the contribution of starch. In this regard, it is important to understand the kinetics of starch digestion and the degree of disappearance throughout the chicken gastrointestinal tract.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APSS 2020: 31th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 16th - 19th February, 2020
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.31, p. 94-94
Publisher: University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070204 Animal Nutrition
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300303 Animal nutrition
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830503 Live Animals
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100699 Primary products from animals not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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