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Effect of Spirulina supplementation effects on haematological biomarkers of lamb productivity


Holman, B and Malau-Aduli, AEO, Effect of Spirulina supplementation effects on haematological biomarkers of lamb productivity, Proceedings of the 30th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production, 8-12 September 2014, Canberra, Australia, pp. 65. ISSN 0728-5965 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is a protein-rich and highly nutritious cyanobacterium which is a recognised livestock feed supplement (Holman & Malau-Aduli 2013). Protein supplementation to lambs generally results in a positive shift in productivity, liveweight and growth. These effects can be objectively assessed using specific haematological biomarkers (Braun et al 2010). The emergence of Spirulina supplementation has made it necessary to investigate its effects on haematological biomarkers of productivity.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:spirulina, haematological biomarkers, lamb productivity
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal nutrition
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Sheep for meat
UTAS Author:Holman, B (Mr Benjamin Holman)
UTAS Author:Malau-Aduli, AEO (Associate Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli)
ID Code:92635
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-06-25
Last Modified:2016-03-23
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