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Article published the December 26, 2007:

Maximizing the Response in Pig and Poultry Diets Containing Vegetable Proteins by Enzyme Supplementation

Approximately two billion tonnes of cereal grains and 140 million tonnes of legumes and oilseeds are produced annually throughout the world. This production is associated with an estimated 230 million tonnes of...
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Article published the December 20, 2007:

Allzyme Phytase reduces phosphorus and nitrogen excretion by caged broilers and by broilers in conventional housing

There is growing concern that land application of poultry litter will contribute to phosphorus and nitrogen contamination of rivers and estuaries in areas with large poultry industries. Land-applied poultry lit...
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Article published the December 14, 2007:

Egg Shell Quality: its Impact on Production, Processing and Marketing Economics

Numerous estimates have been made concerning the total economic losses associated with accidental egg breakage in the table egg industry of the US. Estimates as high as $478 million per year have been published...
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Article published the December 12, 2007:

Involvement of Sel-Plex in physiological stability and performance of broiler chickens

SELENIUM: AN ESSENTIAL TRACE ELEMENTIncorporation of essential trace elements into the diets of all animals is required for maintenance of health, growth, and myriad biochemicalphysiological functions (Scott et...
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Article published the December 6, 2007:

Performance of Laying Hens fed a Corn-Sunflower Meal Diet Supplemented with Enzymes

The benefits of adding enzymes to better utilize b-glucans by poultry was first observed in the early 1960s (Leslie, 1995). In 1971 Nelson et al. demonstrated the beneficial effect on phosphorus availability of...
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Article published the December 3, 2007:

Organic Chromium in Poultry: Metabolic Responses, Effects on Broiler Carcass Composition, Nutrient Composition of Eggs

For the last two decades poultry nutritionists have been dealing not only with how to improve production efficiency, but also how to improve the nutritional profile of poultry meat and eggs. When compared to be...
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Article published the November 29, 2007:

Incubation and Hatching of Ratites

Developmental Factors Embryonic development is initiated in the infundibulum portion of the oviduct at the time of fertilization. Thereafter, the environment will have major effects on the embryo. The environme...
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Article published the November 26, 2007:

Investigation of relative bioavailability values and requirement for Bioplex® organic zinc in broiler chicks

Zinc (Zn) has been known to be an essential nutrient for normal growth and feathering of chicks for half a century (O’Dell and Savage, 1957). The zinc requirement of chicks was first defined to be 30 ppm by Rob...
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Article published the November 21, 2007:

Egg Production and Egg Specific Gravity in Laying Hens fed Reduced Phosphorus Diets Supplemented with Phytase

IMPORTANCE AND PREVIOUS WORKLess than one-third of the phosphorus (P) contained in feed ingredients of plant origin is biologically available to monogastric animals (NRC, 1994). The remainder of the phosphorus ...
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Article published the November 16, 2007:

The effects of conventional versus cage housing and inorganic versus organic selenium on feathering in broilers

It has been suggested that in the not too distant future broilers will be produced in cages (Smith, 1972). From the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, many attempts were made to design cage facilities for the rearin...
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