Effects of graded levels of cottonseed cake on performance, haematological and carcass characteristics of broilers fed from day old to 8 weeks of age. G. O. Adeyemo* and O. G. Longe, University of Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.
Serum biochemistry profile of broilers fed an enzymatic complex from Trichoderma harzianum. S. M. F. Marques1, C. S. Minafra2,1, J. H. Stringhini*1, P. M. Rezende1, M. A. Andrade1, M. B. Cafe1, and C. J. Ulhoa1, 1Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, Goias, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MInas Gerais Brazil.
Feeding performance in laying hens fed diets containing DAS-59122-7 maize grain compared with diets containing non-transgenic maize grain. C. M. Jacobs*1, P. L. Utterback1, C. M. Parsons1, B. Smith2, M. Hinds2, D. Rice2, M. Liebergesell2, and T. Sauber2, 1University of Illinois, Urbana, 2Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Johnston, IA.
Effects of supplemental humic substances on egg production and quality in laying hens. Q. Wang*, H. J. Kim, J. H. Cho, Y. J. Chen, J. S. Yoo, and I. H. Kim, Dankook University, Cheonan, Choognam, Korea.
Enzyme complex containing NSP-enzymes and phytase improves the performance of broilers fed corn or wheat-based diets. A. V. Mori1, M. Francesch2, J. McNab3, A. Knox3, and P. A. Geraert*1, 1Adisseo France SAS, Commentry, France, 2Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries, Reus, Spain, 3Nutrition Ltd., Roslin, United Kingdom.
Effects of fermented wild-ginseng culture by-products on egg productivity, egg quality, blood characteristics and ginsenoside concentration of yolk in laying hens. H. D. Jang*, J. H. Cho, Y. J. Chen, J. S. Yoo, and I. H. Kim, Dankook University, Cheonan, Choognam, Korea.
Effects of enzyme addition to corn-soybean-meal-based diets on performance and processing yields of guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) broilers. H. L. Santiago*, J. A. Orama, and A. A. Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
Dietary flaxseed supplementation affects broiler live performance. V. L. Carney*1, M. J. Zuidhof1, M. Betti , B. L. Schneider1, R. A. Renema2, F. E. Robinson2, and D. R. Korver2, 1Alberta Agriculture and Food, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
R Effect of Alternate Lutein and Flaxseed Enriched Diet Combinations on Production Parameters in Laying Hens. D. Franco-Jimenez*1,3 e n e m a 1 , M . Z u i d h o f 2 , a n d F . R o b i n s o n 1 , 1 U n i v e r s i t y o f A l b e r t a , E d m o n t o n , A l b e r t a , C a n a d a , 2 A l b e r t a A g r i c u l t u r e , F o o d a n d R u r a l Development, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 3California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Impact of different sources of dietary unsaturated fatty acids on productive performance and immunological status of broiler chickens subjected to heat stress. M. N. Makled*, A. A. El-Sebaie, O. S. Afifi, and A. A. Nafady, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.
Dietary supplementation with atractylodes macrocephala koidz polysaccharides enhances growth performance and development of immune organs in ducks. L. L. Li*1, Y. L. Yin1, B. Zhang2, G. H. Wen1,2, A. K. Li3, Z. P. Hou1, P. Zhang1, and G. Y. Wu1,4, 1The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, China, 2Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan, China, 3Academy of State Grain Administration of China, Beijing, China, 4Texas A&M University, College Station.
Production of low cholesterol eggs by dietary supplementation of probiotics and essential trace minerals in laying hen. S. J. You*, C. W. Kang, and B. Y. An, KonKuk University, Seoul, Korea.
A dose response comparison of MINTREX® Zn versus Zn-methionine in the presence of a Cu-Zn antagonism in 19 day-old broiler chickens. R. B. Shirley*, C. W. Wuelling, T. R. Hampton, J. J. Dibner, and C. D. Knight, Novus International, Inc., Saint Charles, MO.
Use of enriched Selenium yeasts in laying hens diet: effects on production, metabolism, Se egg content and Se organs content. G. Invernizzi*, M. Ferroni, A. Agazzi, R. Rebucci, G. Savoini, A. Baldi, and V. Dell'Orto, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Performance of alternative meat chickens for organic markets: impact of genotype, methionine level, and methionine source. A. C. Fanatico*, T. O'Connor-Dennie, C. M. Owens, and J. L. Emmert, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Fractional protein synthesis rate in breast muscle and liver tissues of broiler breeder hens before and after sexual maturity based on using 15N-Phe, and LC-MS and GC-C-IRMS. M. K. Manangi* and C. N. Coon, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Effects of methionine versus cystine supplementation on egg production parameters and feather quality in Bovan strain laying hens from 20 to 70 weeks of age. S. E. Scheideler*, P. Weber, and S. Shields, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Comparison of various methods for endogenous ileal amino acid flow determination in broiler chickens. A. Golian*1, W. Guenter1, D. Hoehler2, and C. M. Nyachoti1, 1University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 2Degussa Corporation, Kennesaw, GA.
Ideal ratio of Arg, Ile, Met, Met + Cys, Thr, Trp, and Val relative to Lys for 28 to 34-week-old laying hens. S. Roberts*1, B. Kerr2, D. Hoehler3, and K. Bregendahl1, 1Iowa State University, Ames, 2NSRIC, USDA/ARS, Ames, IA, 3Degussa Corporation, Kennesaw, GA.
Carcass Yield of modern vs 1970's heritage broilers fed drug free recommended and low protein diets. A. Golian*2, T. A. Woyengo1, C. Bennett3, W. Guenter1, and H. Muc1, 1University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2University of Ferdowsi, Mashhad, Iran, 3Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Performance and carcass parameters of broiler chicken from 1 to 45 d fed with different levels and source of vitamin D. J. A. G. Brito1, A. G. Bertechini*1, J. C. C. Carvalho1, R. L. Rios1, J. O. B. Sorbara2, and F. J. Piraces2, 1Universidade Federal de Lavras, DZO, Lavras, MG,