publication . Other literature type . Article . 2004

Influence of Whole Wheat and Xylanase on Broiler Performance and Microbial Composition and Activity in the Digestive Tract

Engberg, Ricarda M.; Mette Skou Hedemann; Sanna Steenfeldt; Bent Borg Jensen;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2004
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract An experiment was carried out to study the effect of different forms of wheat (airtight silo stored whole wheat, conventionally stored whole wheat, and ground wheat included in pellets) and dietary xylanase addition on production results and gastrointestinal characteristics of broiler chickens. Ileal viscosity, pancreatic digestive enzyme activities, and the composition and activity of the intestinal microflora were considered as response parameters. Differences between the 2 types of whole wheat with respect to the various measured parameters were marginal, whereas distinct differences were found between pellet-fed birds and birds receiving whole wheat...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, General Medicine, Water consumption, Response Parameters, Biochemistry, Digestive tract, Biology, Xylanase, Digestive enzyme, biology.protein, Composition (visual arts), Feed conversion ratio, Broiler
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