It is a widely known fact that fibrous material is generally not well assimilated by a growing chick. Furthermore, the effect on the growth of a chick sometimes may be quite derogatory, depending on the quantity of the fibrous material used in the diet. This effect is generally considered to be attributable to a reduction in the energy intake and might be caused by a specific effect of the cellulose itself or by some cellulose composition products.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
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