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Effects of nettle content and delivery route on performance, nutrient digestibility, intestinal morphology, immune response, and antioxidant capacity of heat-stressed broiler chickens

  • 2024
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 54
N. Sadeeq, S. M’Sadiq, S. Beski Page: 197 - 207

This study was conducted to assess the effect of nettle supplementation on heat-stressed broiler performance and physiology. A total of 540 Ross-308 broiler chicks were randomly assigned to nine treatments each with six replications of 10 birds. Three contents of…

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Dietary supplementation with zinc oxide nanoparticles improves growth performance and gut microbiota of broiler chickens reared in the tropics

  • 2024
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 54
E. Opoola, O.J. Makinde, R.Y. Olobatoke, P.O. Atte & O. Olaniyan Page: 28 - 36

This study evaluated the effect of zinc oxide (ZnO) on growth performance, serum biochemistry, and gut microbial counts of broiler chickens reared in a tropical environment. A total of 120 one-day-old broiler chicks were assigned using a completely randomized design…

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Morula (Sclerocarya birrea) kernel cake as a partial soybean meal replacer in Ross 308 broiler diets: Effects on feed utilisation, growth performance, and selected blood parameters

  • 2022
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 52
F. Manyeula, O. Loeto, K. Phalaagae, L. Baleseng, T. Sebolai, M. Molapisi, T. Khumoetsile & J.C. Moreki Page: 802 - 810

The effects of replacing soybean meal (SBM) with graded levels of morula kernel cake (MKC) on growth performance and haemo-biochemical parameters in broiler chickens were studied. Four iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric diets were formulated by replacing the SBM component at 0,…

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Inclusion of shrimp waste meal in diet of free-range chickens

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
C.O. Brito, C.M. Silva, G.R. Lelis, A. Corassa, J.M.D.S. Velarde, M.A.S. Silva, G.M. Oliveira Júnior, A.P. Del Vesco & V. Ribeiro Júnior Page: 773 - 778

Shrimp waste meal (SWM) is a by-product from the processing of shrimp for human consumption. The value of SMW in feeding poultry is not well documented. The objective of this study was to determine the energy value and optimal inclusion…

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Response of growing chicks to supplementation of low protein diets with leucine, valine and glycine-glutamic acid

  • 2019
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 49
SH. Golzar Adabi, N. Ceylan, İ. Çiftci, & A. Ceylan Page: 1047 - 1062

This experiment was conducted to determine the interaction effects that resulted from supplementation of low-protein diets with leucine (Leu), valine (Val), and glycine-glutamic acid (Gly-Glu) on growing broiler chicks from 11 to 24 days old. Two levels of digestible Leu…

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Effect of peppermint and thyme essential oil mist on performance and physiological parameters in broiler chickens

  • 2019
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 49
D. Witkowska, J. Sowińska, D. Murawska, P. Matusevičius, A. Kwiatkowska-Stenzel, T. Mituniewicz & A. Wójcik Page: 29 - 39

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of peppermint and thyme essential oil mist on performance, blood parameters and lymphoid organ indices in broiler chickens. The experiment was conducted on 360 broilers raised until 42 days of…

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The effect of peanut pod on performance, small intestine pH and ileum bacteria population in broiler chickens

  • 2018
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 48
E. Sarbaz, B. Navidshad & F. Mirzaei Aghjegheshlagh Page: 435 - 444

This experiment was designed to assess the hypothesis that feeding broilers with peanut pod as an insoluble fibre source will result in improved gut digestive capacity growth performance. The experimental diets consisted of a control diet and three diets containing…

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Effect of feeding duration of Spirulina platensis on growth performance, haematological parameters, intestinal microbial population and carcass traits of broiler chicks

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
S. Sugiharto, T. Yudiarti, I. Isroli & E. Widiastuti Page: 98 - 107

Spirulina platensis is a good candidate as an in-feed antibiotics substitute for broilers. However, its use seems impractical owing to its high price, especially when being administered throughout the whole rearing period. This study aimed to investigate the effects of…

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Blood lipid metabolites and meat lipid peroxidation responses of broiler chickens to dietary lecithinized palm oil

  • 2017
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 47
A. Gheisari, S. S Ale Saheb Fosoul, S. Pourali, E. Nasre Esfahani & M. Mohammadrezaei Page: 526 - 534

This trial was conducted to investigate the effects of supplementing saturated and unsaturated fat sources on serum metabolites and meat physiochemical parameters in the diets of broiler chickens. A total of 360 day-old male broiler chicks (Ross 308) were used…

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Effects of feeding cassava pulp fermented with Acremonium charticola on growth performance, nutrient digestibility and meat quality of broiler chicks

  • 2017
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 47
S. Sugiharto, T. Yudiarti, I. Isroli, E. Widiastuti & F.D. Putra Page: 130 - 139

Cassava pulp is an energy-rich by-product of the tapioca industry, and is known as a good media for growing filamentous fungi. It may therefore be not only an alternative to maize in poultry diets, but also a carrier for beneficial…

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Effect of taurine and bile acid supplementation and their interaction on performance, serum components, ileal viscosity and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens

  • 2016
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 46
M.H. Alzawqari, H.H. Al-Baadani, I.B. Alhidary, A.N. Al-Owaimer & A.M. Abudabos Page: 448 - 457

A 3 × 3 factorial experiment (4 pens/treatment, 10 birds/pen) was conducted with 3 levels of supplemental taurine (Tau) (0.0, 0.25 and 0.50%) and 3 levels of dissected bile acid (DBA): 0.0, 0.25 and 0.50% of the diet were arranged…

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Effects of organic acid supplementation on antioxidant capacity and immune responses of broilers challenged orally with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Typhimurium

  • 2014
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 44
A.M. Abudabos & S.I. Al-Mufarrej Page: 342 - 349

Four commercial organic acids and a reference antibiotic, Neoxyval, were administered to commercial broilers to evaluate the efficacy of these products during pre- and post-challenge with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) on selected indicators of their antioxidant status…

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Genetic progress in the poultry industry

  • 1986
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 16
R.M. Gous Page: 127 - 133

In this article progress attributable to genetic selection in the poultry industry is discussed in three sections: genetic progress in broilers and broiler breeders, in laying hens, and in disease resistance. Selection methods are evaluated and future objectives are suggested.…

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Sweet lupins as a feedstuff for broilers

  • 1987
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 17
M.D. Olver Page: 168 - 170

An experiment was conducted to determine the feeding value of sweet white lupins (Lupinus albus variety Buttercup) for broilers up to 8 weeks of age. Two isocaloric and isonitrogenous starter (0 - 4 weeks) and finisher (4 - 8 weeks)…

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Invloed van mikrogolfbehandeling en stillugoondprosessering op die voedingswaarde van volvetsojabone soos bepaal deur ’n urease-

  • 1988
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 18
L.G. Ekermans, H.H. Meissner, C. Maree en L. du Plessis Page: 128 - 136

Influence of microwave and heat treatment in a household oven on the nutritive value of full-fat soy beans as determined by an urease index, the FDNB test for available lysine and a broiler growth test. The microwave treatment of soy-bean…

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