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Effects of Chitosan Oligosaccharide and/or Beta-Glucan Supplementation to Diets Containing Organic Zinc on Performance and Some Blood Indices in Broilers

Author(s): Onur Keser*, Tanay Bilal, Halil Can Kutay, Ismail Abas and Huseyin Eseceli1

Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal
ISSN 0253-8318

Volume: 32;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Beta-glucan | Blood parameters | Chitosan oligosaccharide | Organic zinc | Performance

This study was carried out to investigate effects of chitosan oligosaccharides and/or beta-glucan addition into diets containing organic zinc on performance and biochemical profiles in broilers. One-day old broiler chicks (n=540) were assigned to six groups for six replicates (15 chicks for each). Chicks in control group were fed basal diet containing soybean meal and corn, and experimental groups were fed diets containing 1% organic zinc (Or.Zn) or 0.025% chitosan oligosaccharides (COS) or 0.050% beta-glucan (BG) or 1% Or.Zn plus 0.025% COS or 1% Or.Zn plus 0.050% BG during 42 days. There were no significant differences between groups for performance (body weight, daily body weight gain, daily feed intake, and feed conversion ratio) during experimental period. Although, there were no differences between all groups for serum total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, VLDL-cholesterol, urea, insulin and glucose levels, statistical significances were determined between Or.Zn plus COS and Or.Zn plus BG groups for total protein, and Or.Zn plus COS and BG groups for GPT on d 21 (P
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