Performance of broilers fed varying levels of biotin and palm kernel oil

Oloyo, R. A. and Ogunmodede, B. K. (1990) Performance of broilers fed varying levels of biotin and palm kernel oil. J. Anim. Prod. Res., 10 (1). pp. 67-77.

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A total of four hundred and eighty day-old commercial broiler chicks were assigned to 12 dietary treatments in a 2 x 6 factorial experiment to study the effects of biotin and palm kernel oil supplementation on their performance and carcass characteristics. Measurements of average daily weight gain, average daily feed intake, carcass weight, dressing percentage, total edible meat weight and total bone weight showed that a minimum of 120 mcg biotin per kg of feed was needed by broiler chicks for optimum performance. All carcass characteristics examined except total bone expressed as a percentage of carcass weight were positively correlated with dietary biotin level, although none was significant (P>0.'05). Supplementation of diet with 2% palm kernel oil significantly (P<0.05) reduced average daily feed intake and average weight gain but did not affect feed efficiency (gain/feed intake) and carcass characteristics of broilers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr J. Soyemi
Date Deposited: 29 May 2020 18:52
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 18:53

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