Influence Of Feed Processing On The Gastrointestinal Tract Development And Gizzard Physiology In Broilers

Published on: 12/04/2020
Author/s : F. Zaefarian, M.R. Abdollahi and V. Ravindran / Monogastric Research Centre, School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand.

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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
December 4, 2020

One can compare feeding pellet vs mash in terms of weekly wt gain, Total feed required, FCR and livabilty index
When pellet produced, the mix has to have fine grinding may be of 2 mm size as compared to mash feed where mix is coarser
With pellet feed, the gizzard has very little role to play as grinding organ.
More research needs to be conducted about the role of gizzard with pellet feed which still preferred over mash in terms of performance and efficiency.
Regards.

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