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RESPONSE OF BROILER CHICKEN TO DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION OF ORGANIC ACIDS

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Author(s): Sheikh ADIL | Tufail BANDAY | Gulam AHMAD BHAT | Mir SALAHUDDIN | Mashuq RAQUIB | Syed SHANAZ

Journal: Journal of Central European Agriculture
ISSN 1332-9049

Volume: 12;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 498;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: broiler chicken | organic acids | performance | gut health | carcass characteristics

ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to determine the effect of dietary supplementation of organic acids on the performance, gut health and carcass characteristics of broiler chicken. Results indicated that the birds fed diets supplemented with organic acids showed significantly (p0.05) among all the treatment groups. Addition of organic acids in broiler diets increased the villus height in all the segments of small intestines but the differences were non-significant (p>0.05) in case of ileum. No effect (p>0.05) on carcass characteristics was observed among all treatments except for length and weight of small intestines which were significantly (p
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