Effect of Different Levels of Stocking Density and Dietary Sodium Bicarbonate (Nahco3) on Performance, Meat Quality and Organ Weights of Broiler Chicken

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dc.contributor.author BENJAMIN, P.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-11T06:33:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-11T06:33:29Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other UWU/ANS/13/0005
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/7210/ANS%2013%20005-15022021162031.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-d-old broiler chicks were randomly allocated in to 6 experimental units in a 2 x 3 factorial arrangement of two different stocking densities as Dl(Standard density: 1.2 ft2/bird ) and D2 (High density: 0.85 ft2/bird)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/day), 0.3% NaHCO3 (69 g/bird/day). The highest (P< 0.05) average daily feed intake was recorded from D2 (112 g/bird/day), 0.5% NaHCO3 (116 g/bird/day). 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 fromD1 (5.53) and 0.3% NaHCO3 (5.51) and lowest (13> 0.05) from D2 (5.35), 0% NaHCO3 (5.30). Highest (P< 0.05) redness of breast meat was recorded from DI (12.49), 0.3% NaHCO3 (12.37). The highest (P< 0.05) relative weight of intestine was ti 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. Keywords: Average daily weight gain, Average feed intake, NaHCO3, Stocking density en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/ANS/13/0005
dc.subject Animal Science Degree Programme (ANS) en_US
dc.title Effect of Different Levels of Stocking Density and Dietary Sodium Bicarbonate (Nahco3) on Performance, Meat Quality and Organ Weights of Broiler Chicken en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – ANS 2013 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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