Early feeding of prebiotics on development of the digestive system and gut


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

University of New England

Objective Summary

To evaluate whether provision of low-molecular weight carbohydrates (oligomers of mannose galactose xylose or glucose) from hatch up to 7 days of age will affect development of the digestive system gut microflora and the immune function of broilers.

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Project Start Date

Sunday, May 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Friday, October 24, 2008

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Maintain & improve confidence in integrity of Aust ag, food, fish & forestry

National Priority

CME-Improving Food Safety of Australian Chicken Meat