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Barash, I., Department of Poultry Science, Agricultural Research Organaation, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of ferusalem, Rehovot, Israel
Nitsan, Z., Department of Poultry Science, Agricultural Research Organaation, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of ferusalem, Rehovot, Israel
NIR¹, Z., Department of Poultry Science, Agricultural Research Organaation, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of ferusalem, Rehovot, Israel
1. Two-week-old male chicks of a light-bodied strain werefed one (1M) or two (2M) 2-h meals per day. An additional group was pair-fed (P1M) the amount consumed by the 1M group on the previous day.2. After 21 days, final body weight of the 1M and 2M chicks attained 65% and 80%, respectively, of that of the control group fed ad libitum. The weight gain of the P1M chicks was equal to that of the 1M chicks._ 3. Food consumption of chicks adapted to meals was not even throughout the feeding period. On day 16 of the experiment, the 1M birds consumed 65% of the meal duringthe first 30 min. P1M chicks behaved similarly to the 1M ones. The intake of the 2M chicks during each meal was exactly half of their daily consumption, despite the uneven time period between meals.4. The time during which food remained in the gastrointestinaltract (GIT) was longer under the meal feeding regimes than in the ad libitum-icd groups.5. Although neither body composition nor metabolisable energy was affected by meal regime, food utilisation was poorer in the 1M and P1M than in the ad libitum and 2M-fed chicks. © 1992, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Metabolic and behavioural adaptation of light-bodied chicks to meal feeding
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Barash, I., Department of Poultry Science, Agricultural Research Organaation, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of ferusalem, Rehovot, Israel
Nitsan, Z., Department of Poultry Science, Agricultural Research Organaation, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of ferusalem, Rehovot, Israel
NIR¹, Z., Department of Poultry Science, Agricultural Research Organaation, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of ferusalem, Rehovot, Israel
Metabolic and behavioural adaptation of light-bodied chicks to meal feeding
1. Two-week-old male chicks of a light-bodied strain werefed one (1M) or two (2M) 2-h meals per day. An additional group was pair-fed (P1M) the amount consumed by the 1M group on the previous day.2. After 21 days, final body weight of the 1M and 2M chicks attained 65% and 80%, respectively, of that of the control group fed ad libitum. The weight gain of the P1M chicks was equal to that of the 1M chicks._ 3. Food consumption of chicks adapted to meals was not even throughout the feeding period. On day 16 of the experiment, the 1M birds consumed 65% of the meal duringthe first 30 min. P1M chicks behaved similarly to the 1M ones. The intake of the 2M chicks during each meal was exactly half of their daily consumption, despite the uneven time period between meals.4. The time during which food remained in the gastrointestinaltract (GIT) was longer under the meal feeding regimes than in the ad libitum-icd groups.5. Although neither body composition nor metabolisable energy was affected by meal regime, food utilisation was poorer in the 1M and P1M than in the ad libitum and 2M-fed chicks. © 1992, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
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