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Use of dietary ammonium sulfate in control of growth rate of broiler breeder replacement pullets from one day of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7134139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Meat-strain chicks were offered diets supplemented with graded levels of ammonium sulfate in Experiment 1 from 0 to 4 or 6 weeks of age and then received unsupplemented diets to 6 or 10 weeks of age. Levels of 13.8 or 27.6 g/kg of dietary ammonium sulfate reduced feed intake to 98 or 74% and restricted body weights to 90 or 72% of control values up to 6 weeks of age with no apparent diet-related mortality. In Experiment 2, meat-strain birds were fed ad libitum to 20 weeks of age. Starter and grower diets were supplemented with 13.8 or 27.6 g/kg ammonium sulfate to 12 weeks or 13.8 g/kg to 16 weeks of age. Control birds received unsupplemented diets, which were fed skip-a-day from 6 to 20 weeks of age. Birds receiving supplemented diets had lower feed intake and body weights initially but attained higher body weight at 20 weeks and experienced higher mortality. The number of settable eggs and other breeder parameters did not differ significantly between birds reared on supplemented and control rations. It was concluded that prolonged supplementation of diets with ammonium sulfate, to restrict growth rate, was not advantageous for meat-strain replacement birds.
Authors:
N A Cave
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1982 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-18     Completed Date:  1982-12-18     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1859-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ammonium Sulfate / pharmacology*
Animals
Body Weight / drug effects
Chickens / growth & development*
Diet
Eating / drug effects
Female
Mortality
Oviposition / drug effects
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7783-20-2/Ammonium Sulfate

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