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Nutritional Assessment of Raw and Differently Processed Underutilized Legume Seed in Broiler Diet

Author(s): Emiola I.A. | A.D.Ologhobo

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 96;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Kidney bean seed | processing | performance | organ weights | histology

The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of raw and differently processed (cooked, dehulled and toasted) kidney bean meal on the performance of broiler chicken. Histological examinations of internal organs were also conducted in a feeding trial that lasted for 56 days. Two hundred and twenty?five day old broiler chicks (Anak strain) were used for the study. There were five treatment groups of three replicates of 15 birds per treatment. Raw and processed kidney bean meal was used to replace 50% protein supplied by soybean in the control diet. Data collected was used to evaluate feed intake, weight gain and efficiency of feed utilization. The weights of liver, pancreas, kidney, heart and lungs were also recorded and tissue samples of each collected for histological examination. Food intake was unaffected by the dietary treatments. Significant (p
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