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Free Content Effect of Different Levels of Cellulose in the Diet on the Proteolytic Activity of the Pancreas in Broiler Chickens

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The experiment involved 36 Cobb broiler chickens and investigated the effect of different levels of cellulose preparation, Arbocel BWW-40, on the body weight, pancreas weight, content of protein in the pancreas gland and activity of trypsin and chymotrypsin in pancreas. The addition of cellulose to the bird diet showed a significant effect (P<0.05) on an increased body weight, content of protein in pancreas gland and the activity of proteolytic gland enzymes, which can stand for a more intensive protein metabolism in birds fed with a diet enriched with the Arbocel BWW-40 cellulose preparation.

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Keywords: BROILER CHICKENS; CELLULOSE; CHYMOTRYPSIN; PROTEOLYTIC ACTIVITY; TRYPSIN

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005-10-01

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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