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Studies on the response of guinea fowls (Numida meleagris) to antibiotics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3224296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The response of growing male guinea fowls to dietary supplements of oxytetracycline, Roxarsone and zinc bacitracin were investigated. 2. The antibiotics produced significant increases in body weight, efficiency of food utilisation and nitrogen retention in guinea fowls at 12 weeks of age. 3. Carcase protein was not affected by antibiotic supplementation but carcase dry matter and fat were significantly higher in guinea fowls receiving medicated food than in controls. 4. The results show that the growth rate of guinea fowls is significantly increased by similar inclusion rates of oxytetracycline, Roxarsone and zinc bacitracin as those generally recommended for broiler chickens.
T Oguntona
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-06     Completed Date:  1989-04-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Arsenicals / pharmacology*
Bacitracin / pharmacology*
Body Weight / drug effects*
Oxytetracycline / pharmacology*
Poultry / growth & development*
Roxarsone / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Arsenicals; 121-19-7/Roxarsone; 1405-87-4/Bacitracin; 79-57-2/Oxytetracycline

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