A.S. Series 77-26
The objectives of the present investigation are to determine (1) whether restricting feed intake will reduce the rate of lay while lengthening the laying period and improving egg shell quality, (2) whether dietary protein level is involved and (3) whether carbonic anhydrase activity of the shell gland or calcium binding protein of the duodenal lining or the shell gland are related to shell quality.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Kang, C. W.; Nelson, R. A.; Carlson, C. W.; and Olson, O. E., "Effect of Dietary Protein Level and Restricted Feeding on Egg Production, Shell Quality and Certain Biochemical Parameters in the Laying Hen" (1977). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1977. 9.