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Dietary β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate supplementation influences performance differently after immunization in broiler chickens

Buyse, J.; Swennen, Q.; Vandemaele, F.; Klasing, K.C.; Niewold, T.A.; Baumgartner, M.; Goddeeris, B.M.

Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 93(4): 512-519

2008


ISSN/ISBN: 0931-2439
PMID: 18522686
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2008.00833.x
Accession: 022423283

Dietary addition of the leucine metabolite β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) promotes growth in various species. In addition, HMB is described to enhance immune responses which might be associated with metabolic costs.

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