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The response of male chicken broilers to the dietary addition of virginiamycin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2124689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two replicate trials, each involving 400 Arbor Acre male broiler chicks, were conducted to determine the effect of virginiamycin as a growth promoter when added to either the feed or drinking water. A control group received no growth promoter while one treatment group was provided a diet containing 11 mg of virginiamycin/kg. Another treatment group was provided drinking water containing virginiamycin in amounts calculated to ensure equivalent or one-half equivalent intake of the antibiotic. Virginiamycin supplementation had no significant (P greater than .05) effect on mortality or feed conversion ratios, regardless of the mode of administration. Body weights at 21 days of age but not at 42 days of age were significantly (P less than .05) heavier for broilers receiving virginiamycin via the drinking water. The inclusion of virginiamycin in the feed failed to improve body weights at either 21 or 42 days of age.
F G Proudfoot; E D Jackson; H W Hulan; C D Salisbury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-07     Completed Date:  1991-02-07     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1713-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Agriculture Canada Research Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Body Weight / drug effects*
Chickens / growth & development*
Drug Residues / analysis
Food Additives / pharmacology*
Growth Substances / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*
Random Allocation
Virginiamycin / administration & dosage,  analysis,  pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Food Additives; 0/Growth Substances; 11006-76-1/Virginiamycin

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