Carcass characteristics of broilers fed diets containing different supplementsPantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 18, Issue - 2 ( May-August, 2020)
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The experiment was conducted to examine the effect of different supplements on meat composition and processing losses in Ven Cobb400 broilers. Two hundred and fifty two chicks were divided into seven groups. The first treatment was designated as control (T0) in which no supplement was added to the feed, while in treatments T1; organic mineral mixture (Organomin forte), T2; organic mineral mixture (Vannamin), T3; probiotics (Microguard), T4; enzyme (Brozyme -XPR) and probiotics, T5; emulsifier (Lipigon) were provided through the feed. In the T group, 3 percent less energy was given through feed from 1st to 6th weeks of age, respectively. There were non-significant differences (in the moisture, ether extract and total ash content) among different treatments in the thigh and breast meat in comparison to control. There was a significant difference (in crude protein content) among different treatments in the thigh and breast meat in comparison to control. The processing losses were statistically significant amongst different treatments. The results indicated that different supplements and their combination can be recommended to increase crude protein levels and to produce designer broilers meat.
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