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Author Chen, Gh ♦ Cheng, Yh ♦ Wang, Jg ♦ Yan, Yf ♦ Qu, Hx ♦ Zhang, Jl ♦ Han, Jc ♦ Ma, K.
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Publisher Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2016-05-10
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) SF1-1100 ♦ SF600-1100 ♦ QL1-991
Subject Keyword Agriculture ♦ 1a-hydroxycholecalciferol ♦ Science ♦ Animal culture ♦ Growth ♦ Bone ♦ Veterinary medicine ♦ Non-phytate phosphorus ♦ Zoology ♦ Broiler chicken
Abstract ABSTRACT This study evaluated the effects of dietary non-phytate phosphorus (NPP) and 1a-hydroxycholecalciferol (1a-OH-D3) on the growth performance, bone mineralization, and carcass traits of 1- to 21-day-old broiler chickens. On the day of hatch, 600 male Ross 308 chicks were weighed and randomly assigned to 12 treatments, with five cages of 10 birds each. A 6 × 2 factorial arrangement was applied, consisting of 0.20%, 0.25%, 0.30%, 0.35%, 0.40%, or 0.45% NPP and 0 or 5 μg/kg of 1a-OH-D3. The basal diet contained 0.52% calcium (Ca) and was not supplemented with vitamin D3. Dietary NPP levels significantly affected growth performance and tibia mineralization (except width) of broilers; by contrast, meat yield and organ relative weight were not influenced by NPP. The inclusion of 1a-OH-D3 improved growth performance, tibia mineralization, and carcass and breast yield, whereas it decreased the relative weights of the liver, heart, and kidney. A significant interaction between NPP and 1a-OH-D3 was observed for body weight gain (BWG), feed efficiency (FE), mortality, serum Ca and P levels, tibia breaking-strength, ash weight, and Ca content, as well as breast yield and heart relative weight. These results suggest that broilers fed with 5 μg of 1a-OH-D3 per kg of diet obtain optimal growth performance and tibia mineralization when dietary NPP level was 0.30% and the analyzed Ca to NPP ratio was 1.97.
ISSN 1516635X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-12-01
e-ISSN 1516635X
Journal Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 4
Page Count 8
Starting Page 503
Ending Page 510


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