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The effect of orally administered histamine on the weight gain and development of gizzard lesions in chicks
  1. EG Harry and
  2. JF Tucker

Abstract

The results of a large scale trial confirmed preliminary findings that the feeding to chicks of a diet containing 4 mg/g of histamine can result in the production of localised lesions in the gizzard and depressed growth rate. This finding supports an earlier suggestion that when dietary fish meal is associated with gizzard erosion the condition is mediated, in part, by the histamine produced by certain types of bacterial spoilage of fish protein.

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