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Effects of dietary metabolisable energy, calcium and phosphorus on bone mineralisation, leg weakness and performance of broiler chickens.
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PMID:  16787854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Performance, gait score (GS), tibial dyschondroplasia (TD), and tibia bone mineralisation and breaking strength were determined in 2880 male and female Ross 208 broilers fed on diets with two different concentrations of dietary metabolisable energy (ME) (11.00 or 12.00 MJ/kg) and 4 different concentrations of available phosphorus (aP) adjusted for dietary ME content (4.0, 4.5, 5.0 or 5.5 g/kg aP in starter and 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 or 5.0 g/kg aP in finisher diets containing 12.00 MJ/kg). 2. Tibia ash, calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) contents in broilers given diets with low ME (11.00 MJ/kg) were greater than those of broilers given diets with higher ME (12.00 MJ/kg). Tibia ash, Ca and P contents increased curvilinearly with increasing dietary aP content. The dietary aP level had no effect on GS. 3. Dietary concentration of ME or aP had no effect on tibia breaking strength. 4. Walking ability, as measured by GS, was negatively correlated with the body weight (BW) of tested birds at 23 and 35 d of age, but the dietary ME content or aP level had no significant effect on GS at 35 d of age. 5. The results indicated that bone mineral content had no clear correlation with the walking ability of broilers.
E Venäläinen; J Valaja; T Jalava
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-21     Completed Date:  2006-08-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Animal Production Research, Jokioinen, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Calcification, Physiologic / drug effects*
Calcium, Dietary / pharmacology*
Chickens / metabolism*
Energy Metabolism / physiology*
Osteochondrodysplasias / etiology,  physiopathology,  veterinary
Phosphorus, Dietary / pharmacology*
Poultry Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology*,  prevention & control
Weight Gain / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium, Dietary; 0/Phosphorus, Dietary

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