Feeding differently processed soya bean Part 3. Effect on serum constituents and bone mineralization in the chicken†
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Valentine A Aletor, C. I. Osungwu. (1/1/1992). Feeding differently processed soya bean Part 3. Effect on serum constituents and bone mineralization in the chicken†. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 34 (5), pp. 438-442.
The effect of feeding differently processed soya bean on serum constituents and bone mineralization in the chicken was investigated in growing chickens. The response parameters were total serum protein (TSP), albumin, globulin, albumin: globulin ratio and urea. Others were phosphorus, calcium and calcium: phosphorus ratio in the tibia and femur. The results indicated that TSP was significantly increased (P < 0.05) in the heat processed soya bean diets but decreased in the chicks fed raw soya bean diet. Albumin and globulin were not significantly affected. However, albumin: globulin ratio was significantly (P < 0.05) influenced. Serum urea was generally higher (P < 0.05) in the chicks fed processed soya bean diets. Significant (P < 0.01) decrease was observed in the total ash [%] of the bones in the chickens fed raw soya bean diet. The phosphorus [%] and Ca:P ratio in both tibia and femur were not significantly affected by dietary treatments.
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