Enhanced catch-up growth after a challenge in animals on organic feed

M. Huber, L. Coulier, S. Wopereis, H.F.J. Savelkoul, D. Nierop, L.A.P. Hoogenboom

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Abstract

A feeding experiment was performed in two generations of three groups of chickens with different immune responsiveness. All groups were fed identically composed feeds from either organic or conventional production. In the young animals of the second generation an immune challenge was imposed. The chickens fed conventional feed showed overall a higher weight gain, whereas feed intake of the groups was similar. The animals on organic feed showed an enhanced immune reactivity, a stronger reaction to the immune challenge, as well as an enhanced ’catch-up-growth’ after the challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Nutrition & Growth -
Duration: 1 Mar 20121 Mar 2012

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Nutrition & Growth
Period1/03/121/03/12

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compensatory growth
animals
chickens
young animals
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weight gain

Keywords

  • organic farming
  • animal health
  • poultry farming
  • poultry feeding
  • fowls
  • chicks

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Huber, M., Coulier, L., Wopereis, S., Savelkoul, H. F. J., Nierop, D., & Hoogenboom, L. A. P. (2012). Enhanced catch-up growth after a challenge in animals on organic feed. Poster session presented at International Conference on Nutrition & Growth, .
Huber, M. ; Coulier, L. ; Wopereis, S. ; Savelkoul, H.F.J. ; Nierop, D. ; Hoogenboom, L.A.P. / Enhanced catch-up growth after a challenge in animals on organic feed. Poster session presented at International Conference on Nutrition & Growth, .
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Huber, M, Coulier, L, Wopereis, S, Savelkoul, HFJ, Nierop, D & Hoogenboom, LAP 2012, 'Enhanced catch-up growth after a challenge in animals on organic feed' International Conference on Nutrition & Growth, 1/03/12 - 1/03/12, .

Enhanced catch-up growth after a challenge in animals on organic feed. / Huber, M.; Coulier, L.; Wopereis, S.; Savelkoul, H.F.J.; Nierop, D.; Hoogenboom, L.A.P.

2012. Poster session presented at International Conference on Nutrition & Growth, .

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterProfessional

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