TITLE

Improving the efficiency of feed utilization in poultry by selection. 2. Genetic parameters of excretion traits and correlations with anatomy of the gastro-intestinal tract and digestive efficiency

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
BMC Genetics;2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study investigating traits related to excretion which could be used to select chickens for lower environmental pollution. It has been found in the study that apparent metabolisable energy corrected for zero nitrogen (AMEn) and the quantity of excreta relative to feed consumption (CDUDM) seem to be more suitable criteria to include in selection schemes than feed efficiency traits in order to limit the environmental impact of chicken production.
ACCESSION #
66660674

 

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