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Effect of dietary L-arginine on carcass traits of broilers

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Author(s): Hazim J. Al-Daraji | Atta M. Salih

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 40;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Arginine | Carcass Traits | Broiler Chickens

ABSTRACT
A total of 300 one day old Ross 308 broiler chicks were used to examine the effect of supplementing ration with different levels of arginine on productive performance of broiler chickens. The chicks were allocated to 4 treatments groups (75 chicks for each group) and each treatment consisted of five replicates of 15 chicks each. The treatment groups were C, the control group (without any addition of arginine); T1, T2 and T3 groups in which arginine were included in the diet at levels of 0.02, 0.04 and 0.06 %, respectively. Two types of diets were used over the period of experiment, starter diet was used from one to 20 days of chicks' age and then grower diet was used till the end of the experiment (46 days of age). The results revealed that adding arginine to broiler diet especially at the level of 0.04% (T2) and 0.06% (T3) significantly increased (P
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