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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2009  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 10  |  Page No.: 1989 - 1992

The Effects of Different Levels of Dried Tomato Pomace on Broilers Chicken Hematological Indices

E. Rahmatnejad, M. Bojarpour, KH. Mirzadeh, M. Chaji and T. Mohammadabadi    

Abstract: 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).

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