Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5111
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
Views: 143
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Conference Publication

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

116
checked on Apr 23, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

 

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

 

Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.