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Growth, Bone Mineralization and Mineral Excretion in Broiler Starter Chicks Fed Varied Concentrations of Cholecalciferol
- Rama Rao, S.V. (Project Directorate on Poultry, Indian Council of Agricultural Research) ;
- Raju, M.V.L.N. (Project Directorate on Poultry, Indian Council of Agricultural Research) ;
- Shyam Sunder, G. (Project Directorate on Poultry, Indian Council of Agricultural Research) ;
- Panda, A.K. (Project Directorate on Poultry, Indian Council of Agricultural Research) ;
- Pavani, P. (Project Directorate on Poultry, Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
- Received : 2005.11.21
- Accepted : 2006.03.06
- Published : 2007.02.01
An experiment was conducted to study the growth performance, bone mineralization and mineral excretion in broiler starter chicks fed high levels of cholecalciferol (CC) at sub-optimal levels of calcium (Ca) and non-phytate phosphorus (NPP). Five hundred and sixty day-old Vencobb female broiler chicks were housed in raised wire floor stainless steel battery brooder pens (
Broilers;Cholecalciferol;Calcium;Non-phytate Phosphorus;Bone Mineralization;Mineral Retention
Supported by : Indian Council of Agricultural Research
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