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Archives of animal nutrition

The effect of different dietary levels of dl-methionine and dl-methionine hydroxy analogue on the antioxidant and immune status of young turkeys.


PMID 28737427

Abstract

The hypothesis postulating that the antioxidant and immunological effects of dietary methionine (Met) in young turkeys (1-8 weeks of age) can be differentiated by level and source of Met was investigated in this study. A total of 544 female Hybrid Converter turkeys were divided into four groups and fed diets in which Met content was tailored through supplementation with dl-methionine (dl-Met) or dl-methionine hydroxy analogue (MHA) to levels recommended by NRC (1994) (Groups dl-Met