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Characterisation of the response of male broiler chickens to diets of various protein and energy contents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7165825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The regression of body-weight gain in chicks up to three weeks of age on the linear and quadratic effects of dietary energy and protein contents accounted for approximately 50% of the observed variation. 2. The same model accounted for only 18% of the variation in food consumption, but 68% of the variation in food utilisation (food consumption:body-weight gain ratio). 3. Including initial body weight in the body-weight gain model increased the explained variation from 50 to 65% of the observed variation. 4. The coefficients for the linear and quadratic effects of dietary protein and energy were significantly different from zero for food utilisation, indicating that the response to dietary protein and energy conforms with the 'law of diminishing increments'. 5. Carcass lipid was inversely proportional to carcass water; both showed a linear response to dietary protein concentration.
G M Pesti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Chickens / physiology*
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage*
Energy Metabolism*
Models, Biological
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins

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