Steve Leeson
Health, welfare, nutrition, productivity, food safety, environment - those are key words for the Poultry Health Research Network (PHRN). Established in 2012, we are a network of poultry researchers and poultry health specialists who address a wide range of issues - from basic biology, to environmen...
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Article published the July 27, 2017
Background & Aims Butyrate has been shown to potently regulate energy expenditure and lipid metabolism in animals, yet the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms of butyrate (in the form of butyrate glycerides, BG)-induced lipid metabolism at the level of gene expression in the jejunum and liver of broilers. &nbs ...
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Article published the August 8, 2016
Introduction Butyrate plays an important role in gastrointestinal health in broilers. Although very efficacious and possible to substitute for dietary antibiotics, pure butyrate has obvious limitations of smell and handling and is virtually absorbed in the upper digestive tract. Butyrate glycerides have no such limitations and their butyrate can be released by lipase in the small intestine, thus ...
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Article published the May 3, 2016
In antibiotic-free broiler production systems, nutritionists can support the gut ecosystem with the judicious use of highly digestible diets for the young bird.   Varying degrees of antibioticfree production (ABF) of chicken are now imposed by government agencies or major retailers or are being voluntarily undertaken by integrated broiler companies.   It seems highly unlikely that br ...
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Article published the May 3, 2016
Use of dietary plasma in pre-starters for broilers may improve growth and health. Early nutrition of the broiler chicken is becoming more important as more knowledge is gained about the positive correlation between early growth rate and market weight and also the impact early growth and development have on the uniformity of carcass weight and composition.   All of these factors become ...
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This member gave a presentation on August 14, 2014
At the following event:
II Symposium on Emerging Issues in Poultry Nutrition and Meat Production
This member gave a presentation on August 14, 2014
At the following event:
II Symposium on Emerging Issues in Poultry Nutrition and Meat Production
Article published the November 19, 2012
INTRODUCTION Breeder nutrition is most often evaluated in terms of egg numbers and hatchability, with relatively scant regard to broiler performance. Within an integrated broiler operation, it is of course broiler growth characteristics that have the greatest impact on economics of poultry meat production, yet there is often disconnect between breeder and broiler nutrition. To some extent, this ...
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Article published the August 1, 2007
One reason for the success of the poultry meat industry has been the consumer perception of a healthy product. Certainly poultry meat contains less fat than do comparable beef or pork products; and in most situations such fat is predominantly unsaturated. Eggs, on the other hand, have suffered more negative consumer attitudes related to health, most of which stemmed from the issue of cholesterol m ...
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Article published the January 1, 1
Introduction Since the start of the modern broiler industry, feed efficiency has been one of the major criteria used in defining the performance of broiler chickens. In North America, feed efficiency is described as feed intake:weight gain. In Europe, the calculation is usually reversed, being described as weight gain:feed intake. What ever system is used, the idea is to obtain a measure of how ef ...
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Location:Milton, Ontario, Canadá
Profile: Academic / scientific
Occupation: Veterinary Doctor
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