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The effect of feeding broiler chicks during transportation on yolk sac, body weight and anti-IBDV level in blood

R. K. Pisarski 1  ,  
I. Pijarska 2  ,  
 
1
Lublin Agriculture University, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
2
Poultry Farm, Dębówka 1A, 05-533 Sobików, Poland
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2005;14(Suppl. 1):479–482
Publish date: 2005-06-26
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ABSTRACT
Feeding chickens a commercial prestarter during a 20 h period of transportation from a hatchery had no significant effect on either the body weight of broilers reared until 336 h of age and the yolk sac weight and composition. In the yolk sac sampled after 72 h of rearing, a significant change in the fatty acid profile was noted. In the broilers given the prestarter, the share of SFA and PUFA was higher, whereas MUFA was lower, compared with chicks not fed a prestarter. Providing chicks with a commercial prestarter during transportation from a hatchery did not influence their immunity, expressed as the blood anti-IBDV level.
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R. K. Pisarski   
Lublin Agriculture University, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
 
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ISSN:1230-1388