Influence of early qualitative feed restriction and environmental temperature on long bone development of broiler chickens

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2007-08-01

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Elsevier B.V.

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This investigation was carried out to study the influence of early qualitative feed restriction and environmental rearing temperature on long bone development in broiler. Energy and protein restriction reduced femur width and humerus weight, but did not affect tibia parameters. Broilers kept at cold environmental temperature showed reduced femur, tibia and humerus length and tibia weight, but the calculated density was not affected by rearing temperature. These findings suggest that qualitative feed restriction and environmental temperature influenced the normal long bone growth; however, bone weight/bone length index (calculated density) was not affected by rearing temperature. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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bone growth, broiler, environmental temperature, energy and protein restriction

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Journal of Thermal Biology. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 32, n. 6, p. 349-354, 2007.