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Author Amutha, R. Mani
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Veterinary Association
File Format PDF
Language English
Alternative Title Indian Veterinary Journal
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Animal husbandry
Subject Keyword Meat Quality ♦ Different Oils ♦ Broiler Ration ♦ Veterinary Science
Abstract An experiment was conducted for a period of six weeks in two hundred, sex separated, day-old, commercial (Vencobb) broiler chicks under deep litter system to study the meat quality characteristics of dietary inclusion of ï€ sh oil in combination with different commonly available oils, viz., coconut oil, groundnut oil and rice bran oil at 1, 2 and 3 per cent level in pre-starter, starter and ï€ nisher diets, respectively. All the chicks were randomly allotted into ï€ ve treatment groups with ï€ ve replicates of eight chicks each which consisted of T1 (Basal diet with Fish oil), T2 (Basal diet with Fish oil + Coconut oil), T3 (Basal diet with Fish oil + Groundnut oil), T4 (Basal diet with Fish oil + Rice bran oil) and T5 (Basal diet with Coconut oil + Groundnut oil + Rice bran oil). At the end of the experiment (42nd day), ï€ ve males and females each, totally ten birds per treatment group were randomly selected and slaughtered for studying meat quality characteristics. Statistical analysis of data on carcass characteristics showed signiï€ cant (P<0.05) difference for gizzard and abdominal fat weight among the treatment groups. Hence, it is concluded that groundnut oil combined with ï€ sh oil (T3) in the basal diet lowered the breast and thigh muscle cholesterol levels in broilers.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-11-01
Volume Number 94
Issue Number 11
Size (in Bytes) 136.95 kB
Page Count 2
Starting Page 77
Ending Page 78