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Vitamin C may support post-hatch growth in broilers

Credit: buhanovskiy/iStock/Thinkstock. broiler chickens
In ovo injection of ascorbic acid may have lasting positive effects on post-hatch growth and antioxidant status of broiler chickens.

Mississippi State University researchers H. Zhang, K.E.C. Elliott, O.A. Durojaye, S.A. Fatemi, M.W. Schilling and E.D. Peebles reported a recent study that investigated the effects of in ovo injection of different dosages of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) on post-hatch growth performance, carcass characteristics, plasma antioxidant capacity and meat quality in broiler chickens.

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