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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 812564, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/812564
Research Article

Bioeconomic Performance of Pullets and Layer Hens Fed Soybean Grains-Based Diets in Hot and Humid Climate

Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi, 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Benin

Received 24 February 2012; Accepted 30 March 2012

Academic Editors: E. Bártová and A. Berman

Copyright © 2012 M. F. Houndonougbo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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