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Impact of Oasis® Supplement and Lysozyme on Incidence of Early Mortality, Digestive System Development, Growth Performance and Behaviour of Turkey Poults with Delayed Access to Feed and Water

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dc.contributor.author Gillcrist, Ashley
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-16T16:07:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-16T16:07:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15706
dc.description.abstract Dietary supplements were provided during 24 hour transport from hatchery and growth of turkeys in two trials. Female poults (768 and 825 respectively) were used in two 3 x 4 factorial analyses (transportation supplement x post placement supplement) with treatment provided during transport (no supplement, Oasis® and Oasis® + lysozyme (0.01%)) and as dietary supplements post-placement (no supplement, Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate (BMD)(ANTI), lysozyme (LYS), BMD + lysozyme (AL)) as the main effects. Growth, incidence of mortality, gastrointestinal size, strength and histology and behavioural data was collected. Transport supplementation of poults did not improve growth or reduce mortality, but influenced early feeding and drinking behaviour at placement. Body weight and feed consumption increased and percent mortality decreased for birds fed AL. Gizzard and proventriculus weight increased when birds consumed ANTI and jejunal breaking strength was highest for birds consuming LYS. Villi morphology and bird behaviour were not affected by dietary supplementation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Poult, Early Mortality, Oasis, Lysozyme, Growth Performance, Histology, Behaviour, Transport en_US
dc.title Impact of Oasis® Supplement and Lysozyme on Incidence of Early Mortality, Digestive System Development, Growth Performance and Behaviour of Turkey Poults with Delayed Access to Feed and Water en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-09-07
dc.contributor.department No department selected en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Luis Bate en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Dian Patterson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Bruce Rathgeber en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Derek Anderson en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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