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Title: Effects of early nutrition and carbohydrate supplementation on water drinking pattern of broiler chickens
Contributor(s): Ao, Zhigang (author); Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: Early access to nutrients post-hatch has a major impact on the immediate and long-term development of broiler chickens (Uni 1998). However, in many cases chicks are held for 24-48 h before placement, without access to feed and water. Delayed access to feed and water post-hatch dehydrates the chicks, resulting in depressed immune response and reduced overall performance. Conversely, immediate access to nutrients upon hatch improves the body weight, breast muscle yield, and the uniformity of chicks (Sklan et al. 2000).
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Armidale, Australia, 13th-16th July, 2003
Source of Publication: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, v.14, p. 9A-9A
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 0819-4823
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 830309 Poultry
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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