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Effect of feed restriction on feed efficiency and incidence of sudden death syndrome in broiler chickens.
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PMID:  3222198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of feed restriction on the incidence of sudden death syndrome (SDS). Body weight, feed efficiency, and incidence of SDS were compared for broilers fed ad libitum and broilers restricted in feed intake by 25%. Six pens of 50 male broilers were fed commercial-type texture diets ad libitum, and six pens of birds were restricted to 75% of this intake from 5 to 39 days of age. Growth rate and the incidence of SDS were significantly higher in ad libitum-fed broilers. Feed efficiency was better in the ad libitum-fed group up to 11 days of age and then became similar to that of the restricted group. Results support the hypothesis that the incidence of SDS is related to growth rate and suggest that SDS mortality may be reduced by growing broilers at a slower rate.
V A Bowes; R J Julian; S Leeson; T Stirtzinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-22     Completed Date:  1989-03-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1102-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Body Weight
Chickens / growth & development*
Death, Sudden / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Food Deprivation / physiology*

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