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Sorghum tannins: a review

  • C.M. Nyachoti (a1), J.L. Atkinson (a1) and S. Leeson (a1)

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The feeding value of sorghum for poultry has been a subject of study for many years. Of particular interest has been tannin, an antinutritive factor present in some sorghum cultivars, its influence on bird performance and means of alleviating its effects. This paper briefly discusses antinutritive factors in feedstuffs and reviews in detail the literature on the deleterious effects of sorghum tannins on various performance parameters and on the detoxif ication methods that have been tested. Inconsistencies in the literature are highlighted.

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