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dc.contributor.authorPelicia, K-
dc.contributor.authorMourao, JLM-
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Edivaldo Antonio-
dc.contributor.authorPinheiro, VMC-
dc.contributor.authorBerto, da-
dc.contributor.authorMolino, AB-
dc.contributor.authorFaitarone, ABG-
dc.contributor.authorVercese, F-
dc.contributor.authorSantos, GC-
dc.contributor.authorSilva, AP-
dc.identifier.citationRevista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola. Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas, v. 13, n. 1, p. 29-34, 2011.-
dc.description.abstractA total of 405 23-week-old ISA® Brown layers were distributed in a completely randomized experimental design in a factorial arrangement with nine treatments consisting of three dietary calcium levels (3.5, 3.75, and 4.5%) and three limestone particle sizes (100% fine limestone (FL), 70% FL + 30% coarse limestone (CL) and 50% (FL) + 50% (CL)), with nine replicates of five birds per cage. The following parameters were evaluated: percentage of lay, defective eggs, egg weight, egg mass, feed intake, feed conversion ratio (per kg eggs and per dozen eggs), and mortality. Dietary Ca levels significantly affected lay, with birds fed diets containing 4.5% calcium producing less eggs as compared to those fed 3.0 and 3.75% Ca. Egg production linearly decreased as dietary Ca levels increased, but blood Ca levels (mg/L) increased in 28-week-old birds. The interaction of dietary Ca levels and limestone particle sizes resulted in a reduction in tibial ash Ca content as dietary Ca levels increased and as fine limestone was replaced by coarse limestone. It is concluded that a dietary Ca level of 3.75% and 100% fine particle limestone are required to maintain adequate egg production and available Ca blood level.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)-
dc.publisherFundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas-
dc.subjectEgg productionen
dc.subjectmineral nutritionen
dc.subjectmineral particle sizeen
dc.titleEffects of dietary calcium levels and limestone particicle size on the performance, tibia and blood of laying hensen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade José do Rosário Vellano-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade do Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade José do Rosário Vellano School of Agriculture and Animals Science Department of Animal Science-
dc.description.affiliationUNESP FMVZ Department of Animal Production-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade do Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro Dept. of Animal Sciences-
dc.description.affiliationUNESP FMVZ Post-Graduation Program in Animal Science-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUNESP FMVZ Department of Animal Production-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUNESP FMVZ Post-Graduation Program in Animal Science-
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto-
dc.relation.ispartofRevista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola-
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