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Vitamin K and broiler bone development
Summary Skeletal abnormalities, typified by leg weakness, have been a long standing problem for the broiler industry and this project will examine the role of vitamin K on bone development of the chick, including the influence of the hen's vitamin K status.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation The University of Queensland
Objective summary Research nutrition issues linked to improved animal welfare outcomes. The objective of this project is to examine leg weakness in broilers in particular; (1) Reexamine the vitamin K requirements of broilers using growth, bone development and osteoclcin as parameters, (2) Examine the influence of hen vitamin K status on chick bone development
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Thursday, September 01, 2011
Project completion date Friday, September 20, 2013
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal CME-Deliver safe food and good animal welfare outcomes
Principal researcher Wayne Bryden
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Blake Chapman