International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Slaughter and serological characteristics of broiler chicken fed with raw and toasted guar meal
Author(s): M Siva, KA Doraisamy, MR Purushothaman, S Senthilkumar and P Visha
Abstract: A feeding trial was conducted to study the slaughter characteristics of inclusion of toasted guar meal with or without β - mannanase enzyme and also raw guar meal as an alternative protein source in broiler chicken ration. For the trial, 480 day - old Cobb 400 broiler chicks (either sex) were divided into ten groups (with six replicates and each containing eight birds) and were fed isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets containing 2, 4 and 6 per cent toasted guar meal with or without β - mannanase enzyme and raw guar meal. The total serum cholesterol was numerically increased (192.55 - 203.19 vs 196.16 mg/dl) and the triglycerides level decreased as the level of guar meal increased. Toasted guar meal with β-mannanase enzyme at 6 per cent level had lowered (88.92 vs 93.60 mg/dl) triglycerides. Raw guar meal at all the three levels reduced (88.71 - 90.36 vs 95.92 mg/dl) the serum HDL cholesterol. Toasted guar meal without β-mannanase enzyme supplementation or raw guar meal at 6 per cent inclusion level increased the LDL cholesterol when compared to the control. It can be concluded that broiler birds fed with different levels of toasted guar meal with or without β-mannanase enzyme or raw guar meal had comparable dressing percentage, giblet, gizzard, liver, spleen, abdominal fat and intestinal length, cholesterol content of breast and thigh muscle, serum protein fractions viz total protein, albumin, globulin and albumin globulin ratio at 42 days of age.
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M Siva, KA Doraisamy, MR Purushothaman, S Senthilkumar, P Visha. Slaughter and serological characteristics of broiler chicken fed with raw and toasted guar meal. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2774-2778.