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Efficacy of D-, L- and DL-methionine for growth of chicks fed crystalline amino acid diets

Katz, R.S.; Baker, D.H.

Poultry Science 54(5): 1667-1674


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-5791
PMID: 1187522
DOI: 10.3382/ps.0541667
Accession: 000363683

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A diet of maize starch, maize oil, cellulose, salt, vitamins and all necessary amino acids in crystalline form except for the sulphur-containing ones was supplemented at the expense of starch with D-, L-, or DL-methionine with and without L-cystine. The amounts of added methionine were such that growth would lie on the linear portion of the growth curve. All diets provided 14.9% protein equivalent and ME 4200 kcal/kg.

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