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Hagberg falling number and the nutritional value of wheat in broiler chicken diets.
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PMID:  17364535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Three experiments were performed to study the effect of Hagberg falling number in wheat on performance, nutrient digestibility and AMEN in broilers. In two experiments, one hard and one soft wheat variety were used to study the interaction between falling number and hardness of wheat with regard to nutritional value. In these experiments, wheat batches with high falling number when harvested under dry conditions were used in broiler diets. 2. Wheat with reduced falling numbers (high, medium and low) was obtained by controlled germination. In the third experiment, wheat with reduced falling numbers were obtained by delayed harvesting times. 3. In each experiment, a total of 4 cereal batches with different falling numbers from each wheat variety were used to produce corresponding experimental diets with wheat as the major ingredient. Each diet was fed to broiler chickens ad libitum from d 1 to d 17 of age. 4. There was no consistent effect of falling number on performance. Low falling number did not improve feed utilisation or AMEN compared to the original wheat, despite a higher AMEN associated with higher starch digestibility. This phenomenon was not observed after reduction of falling number by delayed harvesting. Apparently, natural reduction of falling number resulted in enhanced degradation of arabinoxylans compared to controlled germination.
H Hetland; A K Uhlen; K H K Viken; T Krekling; B Svihus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-16     Completed Date:  2007-05-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Science, As, Bolkan, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Body Weight
Chickens / metabolism,  physiology*
Nutritive Value

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