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Effect of Different Levels of Supplemental Yeast on Performance Indices and Serum Biochemistry of Broiler Chickens


The Open Conference Proceedings Journal, 2012, 3: 41-45

Aluwong T, Raji M.A, Hassan B.F, Kawu M.U, Kobo P.I, Ayo J.O

Department of Veterinary Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Electronic publication date 28/11/2012
[DOI: 10.2174/1876326X01203020041]

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The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of supplemental probiotic preparation on performance indices and serum biochemistry of broiler chickens. Two hundred day-old Marshall broiler chicks were randomly selected and distributed based on the level of supplementation into four groups of 50 chicks each (Control, C; E10.5%, E21.5% and E32.0%). Chicks were fed commercial broiler starter diet for the first 28 days of age followed by pelleted finisher diet from 29-42 days. Chickens fed 2.0% probiotic had a significantly higher body weight when compared with the control group. Activity of alanine aminotransferase differed significantly in the group E1 and especially (p<0.01) in the group E2. Alkaline phosphatase activity decreased significantly (p<0.05), when compared with that of the control group. Blood glucose concentration was significantly different (p<0.05) in E2 probiotic supplemented group when compared with control. Cholesterol concentration in broiler chickens decreased significantly (p<0.01) in E1 experimental group.


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