The effect of diet dilution with wood shaving in early ages on compensatory growth and Productive performance of broilers
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2008, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 244-253
AbstractThis experiment was conducted at the poultry farms of the Department of Animal Resources/ College of Agriculture/ University of Baghdad, to investigate the effect of diet dilution with wood shaving in early ages on compensatory growth and Productive performance of broilers Atotal of 400, one day old, Ross broiler chicks, were randomly distributed into 4 treatment, T1 was the control group, T2, T3 and T4 were fed with the control diet diluted with wood shaving (20%) and it was fed to chicks in age 7–14 day, 7-21 , 7-28 day for T2, T3 and T4 respectively.
Results showed that treatment with diet dilution in 7–14 day (T2) had a high significant effect (p<0.01) to increase arang of weekly body weight, and there were ahigh significant effect (p<0.01) for T4 in weight gain and feed consumption in the end of experiment. there were no significant differences between treatment in weekly feed conversion efficiency in the end of experiment, and there were asignificant decrease (p<0.05) in mortality rate for ascites and sudden death syndrome in dilute treatments for the first foure weeks of age compared control treatment.
It can be concluded from this experiment with that the dilution of the diet wood shaving in 7–14 day have a high significant effect to increase arange of weekly body weight. No significant differences in weekly feed conversion efficiency and significant decrease in total mortality, that’s we advise broiler producers to rearing broilers with diet dilution (20%) of wood shaving in 7–14 day of age.
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