A.S. Series 70-8
Previous work at this Station has indicated that feed costs of growing turkeys may be reduced by using lower protein diets properly supplemented with amino acids. Aortic ruptures frequently cause high death losses, particularly among the heavy type males. Inelasticity of the arteries, resulting from improper elastin formation, is considered a contributing cause to the ruptures. Both copper and lysine are involved in elastin synthesis.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Guenthner, E. and Carlson, C. W., "Some Effects of Copper and High and Low Protein Diets on Aortic Rupture and Growth of Turkeys" (1970). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1970. 9.