Poultry

Effect of Dietary β-Glucans on Growth Performance in Developing Chickens

Authors
  • Sarah Beth Redmond (Iowa State University)
  • Susan J. Lamont (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The effects of dietary β-glucans on chickens from 3 distinct genetic lines were measured from weeks 3 through 8 of age. At 8 weeks of age, broilers fed the β-glucan diet had a higher breast-to-body-weight ratio than those fed the control diet, without a difference in feed efficiency. Evaluation of the effect of β-glucans as dietary supplements is important to determine the benefits of their utilization in poultry diets.

Keywords: ASL R2331

How to Cite:

Redmond, S. B. & Lamont, S. J., (2008) “Effect of Dietary β-Glucans on Growth Performance in Developing Chickens”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 5(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-885

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Published on
01 Jan 2008
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