Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2017)
Effect of feed additives on nutrient utilization and economics of feeding in broiler chicken
Author(s): Sankar Sarmah, Robin Bhuyan and Rita Nath
Abstract: The study was carried out with two hundred numbers of day old Anak-2000 broiler chicks and were divided into four groups of 50 chicks each. Group I was kept as control, group II was fed with antibiotic STAFAC 20 at the rate of 50g/100 kg of feed, group III was fed with Probiotic BIOVET YC at the rate of 50g/100 kg of feed and group IV was fed with a a a combination of antibiotic STAFAC 20 and Probiotic BIOVET YC at the rate of 25g each/100 kg of feed. It was observed that the digestibility co-efficient of dry matter was slightly higher in all the growth promoter supplemented group than that of the control group. The digestibility co-efficient of protein were slightly higher in group II and III than that of the control group. The digestibility co-efficient of ether extract and crude fibre also showed a non significant higher values in group II., III and IV than group I. The percentage of retention of nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus were almost similar in all the groups though the treated groups showed a non significant increase. From the economics of feeding the birds, the cost of feeding per kg weight gain was highest in control group compared to other groups. Thus, it can be concluded that the nutrient utilization in birds treated with growth promoters was better in comparison to the control birds and the cost of feeding per kg weight gain was cheaper in the treated groups than the control group though not significant.
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Sankar Sarmah, Robin Bhuyan, Rita Nath. Effect of feed additives on nutrient utilization and economics of feeding in broiler chicken. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(2):138-140.