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Unpublished Paper
Effect of Dietary β-Glucans on Growth Performance in Developing Chickens
Animal Industry Report
  • Sarah Beth Redmond, Iowa State University
  • Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2331
Publication Date
2008
Topic
Poultry
Summary and Implications
The 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 Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Sarah 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/