Title: Ascites susceptibility as affected by dietary lysine to energy ratios in interaction with broiler genotypes
Authors: Malan, D. D ×
Scheele, Ca
Buyse, Johan
Kwakernaak, C
van der Klis, J. D
Decuypere, Eddy #
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: E. Ulmer
Series Title: Archiv für Geflügelkunde vol:71 issue:6 pages:247-257
Abstract: Male chickens of two pure broiler breeder (S1 and S2) and a broiler cross line Ross 308 (BC) were reared from 0-35 days of age and were fed three dietary regimes with different lysine to apparent metabolizable energy (Lys/AME) ratios. Chickens were subjected to low ambient temperatures to stimulate the development of ascites. The objectives of the experiment was to evaluate effects of different ratios lysine to apparent metabolizable energy (Lys/AME) in diets, at different ages, on following indicators in metabolism for ascites susceptibility: arterial and venous blood gas pressures (paCO(2), pvCO(2), paO(2) and pvO(2)), heat production (Hp), plasma thyroid hormone concentrations (triiodothyronine, T-3 and thyroxine, T-4) and proportional organ weights (lung, liver and heart). Measurements were carried out at 2 and 5 wk of age.
ISSN: 0003-9098
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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