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Review suggests 're-thinking' of dietary energy values for poultry

Assumption that energy of individual ingredients is additive in a complete diet may be untrue under some circumstances.

Dietary energy available to animals is key for ration formulation as it is required for all aspects of the animal's life, and in poultry nutrition, metabolizable energy values are commonly used although the accuracy of those values has been questioned, according to Shu-Biao Wu and Mingan Choct with the School of Environmental & Rural Science at the University of New England in Australia and Gene Pesti with the department of

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