Abstract Title:

Effect of ascorbic acid on the disease caused by Escherichia coli challenge infection.

Abstract Source:

Avian Dis. 1988 Jul-Sep;32(3):407-9. PMID: 3058110

Abstract Author(s):

W B Gross, D Jones, J Cherry

Article Affiliation:

W B Gross


In a series of experiments, leghorn-type chickens were fed diets containing from 0 to 880 mg of ascorbic acid/kg of feed beginning 1 day before air-sac challenge with Escherichia coli. Infection occurred in 46/60 (76%) of the controls and in 12/63 (19%) of those given feed containing 330 mg of ascorbic acid/kg. Levels of ascorbic acid above and below 330 mg/kg feed were less effective.

Study Type : Animal Study

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