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Studies on the riboflavin, pantothenic acid, nicotinic acid and choline requirements of young Embden geese

Poultry Science

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DOI: 10.3382/ps.0601910

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Abstract

Four experiments were conducted to examine the riboflavin, pantothenic acid, nicotinic acid, and choline requirements of young Embden geese fed purified diets. Goslings fed diets deficient in either riboflavin, pantothenic acid, nicotinic acid, or choline grew poorly. Feeding a pantothenic acid-deficient diet resulted in 100% mortality. Goslings fed diets containing 530 mg/kg of choline or less developed perosis. Under the conditions of these experiments it was found that: 1) goslings require no more than 3.84 mg/kg of riboflavin and 31.2 mg/kg of nicotinic acid in the diet for rapid growth and normal development, 2) the pantothenic acid requirement of goslings is no more than 12.6 mg/kg of diet, and 3) a dietary choline level of 1530 mg/kg is adequate for both the prevention of perosis and rapid growth of goslings. The levels of vitamins found to support normal growth and development of goslings appear to be similar to requirements of other species that have been examined.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Studies on the riboflavin, pantothenic acid, nicotinic acid and choline requirements of young Embden geese
Series title:
Poultry Science
DOI:
10.3382/ps.0601910
Volume
60
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
Poultry Science Association
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Poultry Science
First page:
1910
Last page:
1915