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- Swick, Robert A, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Poultry science 2019 v.98 no.3 pp. 1410-1424
- acid detergent fiber; arabinose; benzoic acid; beta-glucanase; calcium; crude fiber; crude protein; dietary supplements; digesta; digestibility; digestion; essential oils; free range husbandry; glucose; gravel; hen feeding; ileum; laying hens; mannose; neutral detergent fiber; nutrients; oligosaccharides; pH; pastures; phosphorus; polygalacturonase; polysaccharides; proteinases; rhamnose; ribose; villi; viscosity; xylanases; xylose
- ... Pasture intake can be a major challenge for free-ranging hens. This study was conducted to examine pasture digestion and to manage its negative effects. A total of 300 ISA Brown laying hens were used to investigate the effect of time on range (T) in short-term (6 wk) and long-term (12 wk) of 2 range types (R) (gravel vs. pasture) and dietary supplements (F) (T1 = xylanase; T2 = xylanase/beta-gluca ...