Effect of different levels of Stocking Density and Dietary Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on Perforinance,MeatQuality and Organ Weights of Broiler Chicken

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dc.contributor.author Benjamin, P.N.
dc.contributor.author Nambapana, N.M.N.
dc.contributor.author Macelline, S.P.
dc.contributor.author Ang, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-02T10:03:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-02T10:03:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.isbn 9789550481194
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/1373/52-2018-Effect%20of%20different%20levels%20of%20Stocking%20Density%20and%20Dietary%20Sodium%20.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of different levels of NaHCO3 and different stocking densities on performance and meat quality of broiler chicken. A total of 360, 19-day-old broiler chicks were randomly allocated in to 6 experimental units in a 2 x 3 factorial arrangement of two different stocking densities as D1 (Standard density: 1.2 ft2 bird"') and D2 (High density: 0.85 ft2 bird-1 and three levels of NaHCO3 (0%, 0.3%, 0.5%). Each treatment consisted with 5 replicates. Data were subjected to factorial analysis using the General Linear Models procedure of two-way ANOVA of statistical analysis system. The highest (P < 0.05) daily weight gain of broilers was recorded from D1 (59 g bird-1 day-1), 0.3% NaHCO3 (69 g bird-1 day-1). The highest (P < 0.05) average daily feed intake was recorded from D2 (112 g bird-1 day-1), 0.5% NaHCO3 (116 g bird-1 day-1). Favourable (P < 0.05) feed conversion ratio was obtained from D2 (2.31) and 0% NaHCO3 (3.06). The highest (P < 0.05) pH value was recorded from D1 (5.53) and 0.3% NaHCO3 (5.51) and lowest (P > 0.05) from D2 (5.35), 0% NaHCO3 (5.30). Highest (P < 0.05) redness of breast meat was recorded from D1 (12.49), 0.3% NaHCO3 (12.37). The highest (P < 0.05) relative weight of intestine was recorded from 0% NaHCO3 (4.67). Highest (P < 0.05) liver weight was recorded from 0.3% NaHCO3 (2.60). In conclusion, dietary supplementation of 0.3% NaHCO3 has better effects on growth performance of broilers regardless of the stocking density. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Animal Sciences en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Animal Production en_US
dc.subject Animal Production Technology en_US
dc.title Effect of different levels of Stocking Density and Dietary Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on Perforinance,MeatQuality and Organ Weights of Broiler Chicken en_US
dc.title.alternative International Research Conference 2018 en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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