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Efficiency of effect of high ambient temperatures on food utilisation in male broilers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3742271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of ambient temperatures above 28 degrees C on the efficiency of food utilisation were studied in 7 consecutive flocks of male broilers, grown in a cross-ventilated controlled environment poultry house. The best correlation between the food:gain ratio and temperature was obtained when the latter was expressed as degrees-h (Th), that is, the aggregate of the differences between the ambient temperature and 28 degrees C, measured hourly. The equation: Food:gain ratio = 2072 + 0.125 X Th, demonstrates clearly the negative effect of high temperatures on food:gain ratio in broilers. It might be helpful for the broiler industry when evaluating the need for and planning of cooling devices for poultry houses.
A Meltzer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-20     Completed Date:  1986-10-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Chickens / growth & development*
Hot Temperature / adverse effects*

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