Vitamin E requirement of chicks and young hens

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G RichterG Steinbach


In 4 experiments young chickens of the species White Leghorn received semisynthetic rations with a vitamin E content less than 1 mg/kg basal ration. Sunflower oil heated with FeCl3 supplement was used as a factor increasing requirement. Feed intake, live weight gain and feed expenditure with semisynthetic rations without oil supplements did not depend on vitamin E supplements. After the feeding of rations without vitamin E animal losses were higher. The losses were normalized by 1 mg vitamin E supplement per kg feed. Rations containing sunflower oil without vitamin E supplementation resulted in encephalomalacia of the young chickens. Vitamin deficiency increased triiodine thyronine content in the blood plasma. Antibody formation after the application of human gamma globulin did not depend on the vitamin E supply studied. A vitamin E requirement of young chickens and young hens of the laying species of less than 1 mg/kg mixed feed is derived from the results.


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