African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

Full Length Research Paper

The influence of essential amino acid in the chick’s diet interferes in the weight gain

Aurelio Ferreira Borges
  • Aurelio Ferreira Borges
  • Department of Animal Nutrition, Federal Institute of Education in Rondonia State, Brazil.
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Maria dos Anjos Cunha Silva Borges
  • Maria dos Anjos Cunha Silva Borges
  • Department of Education, Technological University of Ipe in Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 15 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 07 September 2018
  •  Published: 25 October 2018


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