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Influence of dietary fiber levels on feed utilization and growth performance in poultry


Varastegani, Asra and Ismail, Dahlan (2014) Influence of dietary fiber levels on feed utilization and growth performance in poultry. Journal of Animal Production Advances, 4 (6). pp. 422-429. ISSN 2251-7677


The maintenance of poultry health is complex and relies on a delicate balance diet. Dietary fiber (DF) is a dietary component has a major influence in this regard. Utilization of fiber in the poultry diet as a supplements play an important role in poultry health as well as poultry production. Nowadays with increasing human population around the world the Utilization of natural source is a marketable point of enhancing more poultry production. DF is a heterogeneous class of components that is not hydrolyzed by the digestive enzymes of non ruminant animals, and consequently are the main substrates for bacterial fermentation in the distal part of the gut. This review presents evidence that some components of dietary fiber may improve poultry health and performance.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Global Researchers Journals
Keywords: Plant fiber; Poultry diets; Poultry productive performance; Gastrointestinal tract
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 05:37
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 05:37
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34183
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