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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2004 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 148-152
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2004.148.152
 
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The Effects of Dietary Protein and Lysine Levels on Broiler Performance, Carcass Characteristics and N Excretion
M. Rezaei , H. Nassiri Moghaddam , J. Pour Reza and H. Kermanshahi

Abstract:
In a 2x3 factorial arrangement, the effects of dietary protein and lysine levels on performance and carcass characteristics of Ross male broiler chickens from 1 to 3 weeks and 4 to 6 weeks of age were tested. Dietary treatments consisted of three levels of L-lysine.HCl in starter and grower period (0.0, 1.5 and 3.0 g/kg) and two levels of protein (208.4, 178.4 in starter and 181.2, 161.2 g/kg in grower period) with 12.12 MJ AME/kg diet. Reducing dietary protein decreased weight gain in starter, grower and total period up to 6.0, 4.6 and 5.6% respectively (P<0.05). It also decreased feed consumption in starter period (P<0.05). Decreasing dietary protein had no significant effect on gain to feed ratio and breast meat yield, but increased abdominal fat percentage significantly (P<0.05). Increasing dietary lysine increased feed consumption in starter and weight gain, feed to gain ratio in grower and total period of the experiment (P<0.05). It also increased breast meat yield and percentage (P<0.05). N excretion reduced significantly by decreasing dietary protein (P<0.05). Dietary treatments had no significant effect on mortality.
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How to cite this article:

M. Rezaei , H. Nassiri Moghaddam , J. Pour Reza and H. Kermanshahi , 2004. The Effects of Dietary Protein and Lysine Levels on Broiler Performance, Carcass Characteristics and N Excretion. International Journal of Poultry Science, 3: 148-152.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2004.148.152

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2004.148.152

 
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