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Iowa State University

Life Sciences

Animal Science

1988

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Method Of Feeding Ketoisocaproate To Laying Chickens, Steven L. Nissen Aug 1988

Method Of Feeding Ketoisocaproate To Laying Chickens, Steven L. Nissen

Iowa State University Patents

A method of feeding laying chickens to increase egg production and/or reduce yolk cholesterol is provided in which alpha-ketoisocaproate (KIC) is orally administered to the laying chickens concurrently with the feeding of a protein-containing ration. The KIC is preferably fed in admixture with the ration.


Method Of Feeding Ketoisocaproate To Cattle And Sheep, Steven L. Nissen Jul 1988

Method Of Feeding Ketoisocaproate To Cattle And Sheep, Steven L. Nissen

Iowa State University Patents

Cattle and sheep are fed ketoisocaproate (KIC) with a diet of limited leucine content for enhancement of growth and feed efficiency. The method is especially applicable to beef cattle and sheep being raised for meat production, but it can also be used with veal calves and mature sheep being fed for wool production.


Method Of Feeding Ketoisocaproate To Lactating Domestic Mammals, Steven L. Nissen Jul 1988

Method Of Feeding Ketoisocaproate To Lactating Domestic Mammals, Steven L. Nissen

Iowa State University Patents

Lactating domestic mammals are fed ketoisocaproate (KIC) with a diet containing limited leucine to improve the quantity and quality of the milk produced. This feeding method is particularly applicable to dairy cattle but also can advantageously be used with nursing domestic animals including cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and swine.