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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1971. Department of Poultry Science.


Copyright 1971, the author. Used by permission.


The objectives of this research were: (1) to further study the effects of high levels of cupric sulfate in diets for starting, growing and finishing turkeys, (2) to study the possible interrelationship between cupric sulfate and certain antibiotics in turkey diets, and (3) to study the influence of arsenic acids on the dietary copper requirement of young turkeys.

Eleven experiments were conducted to study the influence of high levels of cupric sulfate, alone and in combination with each of five antibiotics or arsanilic acid, in the diets of young turkeys.

In each experiment day-old Broad Breasted White (B.B.W.) turkey poults (Amerine strain) were randomly assigned to the experimental treatments after being sexed, individually weighed and wing-banded.

Advisor: Thomas W. Sullivan