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Critical amino acids to improve gut health of chickens fed reduced protein diets

Maintaining intestinal health and growth remains a concern as demand increases to limit the use of antibiotics in chicken meat production. There is also an interestin feeding meat chickens lower protein diets using more synthetic amino acids to reduce the environmental impact of meat chicken production. The overall aim of the project is to investigate the optimum nutrition and interrelationships between three critical amino acids (threonine, arginine, and glutamine) and subsequent intestinal integrity and growth in meat chickens fed reduced protein diets.

Project date

30 Jul 2016-30 May 2019
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Principal investigator

Reza Barekatain

Research organisation

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development acting through the South Australian Research and Development Institute

Project led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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