The Effects of Different Levels of Dried Tomato Pomace on Broilers Chicken Hematological Indices
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Dried Tomato Pomace (DTP) on hematological indices of broiler chickens. Based a randomized completely design, 160 days old Ross 308 broilers were distributed into 16 floor pens and reared for 42 days. A basal diet was formulated according to NRC recommendations for starter (0-21 days) and grower (22-42 days) periods. The basal diet was also supplemented with 8, 16 and 24% dried tomato pomace, resulting 4 dietary treatments were prepared including control group. Each dietary treatment was fed ad-libitum to 4 replicates group of 10 birds at the beginning of rearing period. Inclusion of 24% DTP into the diet significantly decreased concentration of total protein, cholesterol and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) in serum (p<0.05). The highest High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) were recorded for birds fed diets supplemented with 16 and 24% DTP (p<0.05).