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|Title:||The effect of litter material on the productivity and health of broiler chickens||Contributor(s):||Ali, M A (author); Iji, Paul (author); MacAlpine, R (author); Mikkelsen, Lene Lind (author)||Publication Date:||2009||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5111||Abstract:||Many different litter materials are used as bedding for broiler chickens in Australia. In this study, the effect of litter type on the productivity and health of broilers was investigated. Broilers were reared on rice hulls, softwood sawdust, pine shavings, reused single-batch litter (originally based on pine shavings), hardwood sawdust, shredded paper or chopped straw. Litter type affected (P < 0.05) feed intake to 21 days of age. However, the performance of broilers on all the litter types was comparable at 42 days of age. This is consistent with the findings of Brake et al. (1993) and subsequent researchers who did not observe significant production differences associated with litter material.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Armidale, Australia, 12th July - 15th July, 2009||Conference Details:||Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Armidale, Australia, 12th July - 15th July, 2009||Source of Publication:||Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, v.17, p. 182-182||Publisher:||University of New England||Place of Publication:||Armidale, Australia||ISSN:||0819-4823||Field of Research (FOR):||070204 Animal Nutrition||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.conferencecompany.com.au/animalnutrition/||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 144
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