Metabolism Unit

Metabolism Unit

This building comprises of 3 large climate controlled rooms, each housing 96 metabolism cages capable of holding up to 6 broiler chickens for performance and digestibility experiments. Also within the building is a sampling area, where staff can dissect birds and take necessary samples for their experiments.

Total capacity = 288 cages; 1728 broiler chickens

Metabolism Unit Internal Metabolism Unit External

  • Nutritional evaluation of feed ingredients and feed additives
  • Feed intake, weight gain and feed conversion ratio
  • Immunological and physiological assessment of diet ingredients and additives
  • Disease challenge and vaccination efficacy studies
  • Evaluation of diet quality and feed processing effects