Energy and protein dilution in broiler breeder pullet diets reduced offspring body weight and yield

Published on: 10/22/2019
Author/s : T. G. V. Moraes, A. Pishnamazi, I. I. Wenger, R. A. Renema 1 and M. J. Zuidhof. / Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5, Canada; 1 Present address: Alberta Chicken Producers, Edmonton, Canada.

INTRODUCTION Awareness about the importance of maternal diet on offspring health is increasing. Maternal nutrition is being studied in livestock species as a way of improving offspring growth and production (Rehfeldt et al., 2011; Long et al., 2012; van Emous et al., 2015b). The poultry industry is constantly working to increase carcass yield and obtain a fast growing broiler, and manipulation of...

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Ph.D. Animal science.
October 22, 2019
This was a great work. However, eggs were weighed before hatch but effects of maternal nutrition on egg weight and chicks weight at hatch were not reported. These unreported facts may have some interactive effects on the growth of the offsprings.
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