In this experiment, 3-week-oId broiler type chicks were assigned to 24 groups of 10 chicks each for two replicates of 12 treatments. A completely randomized experiment with a 4 x 2 factorial arrangement involved feeding 0, 10 or 20% wheat bran or 20% wheat bran plus cellulase. The birds were housed in electrically heated batteries with raised wire floors. Feed and water were supplied ad libitum. The wheat bran was defatted and the cellulase (imported from Boerhinger, Mannheim, Gmn H. W. Germany) was mixed at .008% in the total diet. The enzyme supplementation to the diet was as a dry preparation.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Nahm, K. H.; Carlson, C. W.; Halverson, A. W.; and Thiex, N., "Effects Of Cellulase Supplementation And Wheat Bran On Mineral Utilization In Broilers" (1983). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1983. 12.