Poultry feed radicidation. 2. Long and short term poultry feeding trials with irradiated poultry feeds

Cox, C.; Nikolaiczuk, N.; Idziak, E.S.

Poultry Science 53(2): 619-624

1974


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-5791
DOI: 10.3382/ps.0530619
Accession: 000165988

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Abstract
2. Commercial diets irradiated at 1 Mrad or not irradiated were given to parental and F1 and F2 generations of fowls. Weight gain, egg production and quality, hatchability, fertility and the thiamin and riboflavin content of muscle and liver were measured. Some diet irradiated at 3.5 Mrad was given to chicks for 6 weeks. The oxidative rancidity of the dietary fat, the mortality of chicks and the thiamin and riboflavin content of muscle and liver were measured. No significant difference was observed in any of the criteria studied.