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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition

Year: 2013  |  Volume: 12  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 886 - 888

Response of Broiler Fed Cocoa Pod Fermented byPhanerochaete chrysosporiumand Monascus purpureus in the Diet

Nuraini, Maria Endo Mahata and Nirwansyah


An experiment was conducted with 200 unsexed broilers of 3 days old of the Arbor Acres strain to evaluate utilization of cocoa pods fermented by Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Monascus purpureus in the diet on the performance of broiler. This study involved a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with 4 treatments (0, 5, 10 and 15% of fermented product in the diets) and 5 replicates per treatment. Diets were iso nitrogenous (22% crude protein) and iso caloric (3000 kcal/kg diet). Measured variables were performances (feed consumption weight gain, feed conversion, carcass percentage and total cholesterol). Increasing cocoa pod fermented levels in the diets increased feed consumption, weight gain and carcass percentage but decreased (p<0.01) feed conversion and blood cholesterol). In conclusion, up to 15% of cocoa pod fermented by Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Monascus purpureus could be included for broiler diet to increase performances and decreased 35.65% cholesterol level.

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