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Asian Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 97-105
DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2015.97.105
 
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Adding Phytogenic Material and/or Organic Acids to Broiler Diets: Effect on Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Net Profit

H. M.A. Hassan, Amani W. Youssef, H. M. Ali and M. A. Mohamed

Abstract:
A growth experiment was conducted to study performance, nutrients digestibility and economic efficiency of broiler chicks fed corn-soybean meal diets supplemented with a commercial phytogenic product (Bedgen 40®) contained artichoke extract (Cynara scolymus), a commercial mixture of organic acids (Galliacid®) and a combination of both. Starter, grower and finisher diets were supplemented with two levels of both being 0 and 150 g t-1 artichoke extract and 0 and 600 g t-1 organic acids in 2x2 factorial arrangement. Dietary treatments were examined on 200 one day-old Cobb broiler chicks. The experiment lasted from 1-39 days of age. The results showed that supplementation of artichoke extract or organic acids mixture significantly (p<0.05) increased body weight gain by about 6% and improved feed conversion ratio by about 7%, compared with the control diet of no feed additives. Addition of artichoke extract improved the digestibility coefficients (p<0.01) of CP and CF, while, addition of organic acids mixture improved the digestibility coefficients (p<0.01) of DM, OM, CP, CF and NFE compared to the un-supplemented diet. Supplementation of artichoke extract and organic acids decreased total feed cost/kg body weight and improved net profit and economic efficiency. It could be concluded that using artichoke extract or organic acids mixture improved broiler performance and economic efficiency of broilers fed corn-soybean meal diets. No associative effect was detected on performance, digestibility or economic efficiency when a combination of both products was used.
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How to cite this article:

H. M.A. Hassan, Amani W. Youssef, H. M. Ali and M. A. Mohamed, 2015. Adding Phytogenic Material and/or Organic Acids to Broiler Diets: Effect on Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Net Profit. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 9: 97-105.

DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2015.97.105

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajpsaj.2015.97.105

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