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ad libitum

(ad lib′ĭ-tŭm) [L. ad libitum, ],

ad lib

As desired, used as a direction in writing prescriptions.

ad libitum

without restraint.

ad libitum feeding
food available at all times with the quantity and frequency of consumption being the free choice of the animal.
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Numerous articles indicated that broilers experienced feed restriction in early life and then ad libitum feeding exhibited higher FE (Fontana et al.
Previous study found that the abdominal fat and visceral fat were less in one-step time-restricted feeding group compared with ad libitum feeding group in geese (Ho et al.
Although in our study ad libitum feeding was not tested, fertility in breeders of EEF group was significantly lower than the energy controlled or restricted groups, indicating the implications of even marginal energy shifts on fertility.
2004) reported that degree of compensatory growth following release to ad libitum feeding was strain dependent with Hubbardx Hubbard chickens exhibited a greater rate of growth than those of CobbxCobb.
5% of their BW along with ad libitum supply of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) hay between 11 to 16 months of age and thereafter switched to ad libitum feeding of finishing ration and Italian rye grass hay between 17 to 24 months of age.