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2013

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Animal Sciences

Broiler

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The Effect Of High And Low Dietary Fiber Diets On The Performance Of Two Lines Of Chickens With Divergent Growth Rates, Muhammed Walugembe Jan 2013

The Effect Of High And Low Dietary Fiber Diets On The Performance Of Two Lines Of Chickens With Divergent Growth Rates, Muhammed Walugembe

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

An experiment was designed to determine the effects of feeding high dietary fiber on the performance, cecal short chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentration and cecal microbial ecology of broiler and layer chicks. All diets were formulated to meet or exceed NRC (1994) standards for starter chicks with the lower fiber diet based on corn-soybean meal (SBM) and the higher fiber diet formulated using corn-SBM-dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and wheat bran. The higher fiber diet contained 60.0 g/kg of both DDGS and wheat bran from 1-12 d and 80.0 g/kg of both DDGS and wheat ...