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without advance preparation

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In our experience, this protocol sustains health and viability to a greater degree than does ad libitum feeding.
5 kg) from a pig breeding farm in Beijing, China, among which three pigs from each litter were allocated to one of three treatments: constant ambient temperature at 22[degrees]C and ad libitum feeding (CON, n = 8); constant high ambient temperature at 30[degrees]C and ad libitum feeding (H30, n = 8); and constant ambient temperature at 22[degrees]C and pair-fed with the diet consumed by H30 (PF, n = 8).
In the previous study we also found that the time-restricted feeding in the morning increased the FE of fattening geese, but lowered the DG, compared with ad libitum feeding (Ho et al.
Effect of feeding from birth to weaning on calf performance and milk yield potential Duration/age Feeding regime Birth to weaning Calves suckling milk twice daily vs calves fed MR Day 1 to d 43 of age Ad libitum feeding of milk by artificial nipples vs milk feeding by bucket at 10% of body weight (BW) 2 to 8 wks of age Increasing energy and protein intake in MR Until 6 wks of age Warm MR (35[degrees]C) for ad libitum intake or cold MR for ad libitum intake or restricted warm MR 4 L/d in 2 equal feeds.
Broiler breeders with access to ad libitum feeding consume energy (643 kcal/d), which is almost twice the quantity of actual requirement (370 kcal/d) for maintenance and egg production (Lopez and Leeson, 1994).
Equal number of chicks for each housing system was subjected to either ad libitum feeding (AL) or 60% feed restriction on day 4, 5 and 6 (FR).
5% of their BW along with ad libitum supply of Italian ryegrass hay between 11 to 16 months of age and thereafter switched to ad libitum feeding of finishing ration and hay between 17 to 24 months of age.