Effect of Dietary β-Glucans on Growth Performance in Developing ChickensAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2331
Summary and ImplicationsThe effects of dietary β-glucans on chickens from 3 distinct genetic lines were measured from weeks 3 through 8 of age. At 8 weeks of age, broilers fed the β-glucan diet had a higher breast-to-body-weight ratio than those fed the control diet, without a difference in feed efficiency. Evaluation of the effect of β-glucans as dietary supplements is important to determine the benefits of their utilization in poultry diets.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationSarah Beth Redmond and Susan J. Lamont. "Effect of Dietary β-Glucans on Growth Performance in Developing Chickens" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_lamont/5/