The phosphorus availability of feed phosphates in broilers

Payne, Steven George (2005-03)

Thesis (MscAgric (Animal Sciences))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


Broiler diets are supplemented with feed phosphates to ensure that adequate available phosphorus is provided in the diet to meet the bird’s requirements. These feed phosphates make a considerable contribution to the total available phosphorus in the diet and small differences in their availability may have significant effects on whether the bird’s requirements are met or not. The variation in availability of phosphorus between feed phosphates belonging to different classes and between feed phosphates of the same generic class is well documented.

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