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Title: Passage rate through the anterior digestive tract of broiler chickens fed on diets with ground and whole wheat
Contributor(s): Svihus, B (author); Hetland, H (author); Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid ; Sundby, F (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1080/0007166021000025037
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Abstract: 1. Birds were fed diets containing ground or whole wheat and titanium dioxide for 10 min, followed by dissection of 4 birds per treatment after 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 min. 2. The crop, proventriculus and gizzard, duodenum, jejunum, and ileum from each bird were dried and combusted, and titanium content in each section was determined. 3. Significant amounts of titanium were found in the small intestine of the birds as soon as 30 min after being given feed containing titanium, and significant amounts had passed the small intestine after 120 to 150 min. 4. Titanium contents equivalent to approximately 5 g feed were eliminated from the gizzard per hour independently of whether ground or whole wheat was used. Thus, a hypothesis that the use of whole grain would slow down passage rate through the upper digestive tract was not supported by the current results.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: British Poultry Science, 43(5), p. 662-668
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: London, UK
ISSN: 0007-1668
Field of Research (FOR): 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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