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Poult Sci. 1994 Aug;73(8):1306-11.

Interactive effects of dietary copper and water copper level on growth, water intake, and plasma and liver copper concentrations of poults.

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Department of Animal Science, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge 70803-4210.


The interactive effects of dietary Cu and water Cu on poult growth, water intake, whole-blood hemoglobin (Hb), and plasma and liver Cu concentrations were investigated using 232-9-old toms. Poults were randomly assigned to two levels of dietary Cu [Basal (B) and B + 204 mg Cu/kg diet] and to four levels of water Cu (0, 51.5, 103, and 206 mg Cu/kg water) in a 2 x 4 factorial arrangement of treatments. Each treatment was replicated six times. All poults received tap water during Days 1 to 5 followed by the water Cu treatments during Days 6 to 10. Water intake was measured daily and gain and feed intake were determined on Days 5 and 10. Day 1 to 5 gain was reduced (P < .02) in poults fed supplemental dietary Cu. Day 1 to 5 feed intake and gain:feed and Day 6 to 10 gain, feed intake, gain:feed, and water intake were not affected (P > .10) by dietary Cu.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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