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Small intestinal histology, production parameters, and meat quality as influenced by dietary supplementation of garlic (Allium sativum) in broiler chicks

Author(s): Abdullah Y. Abdullah | Kamel Z. Mahmoud | Basheer M. Nusairat | Rasha I. Qudsieh

Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science
ISSN 1594-4077

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: e80;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Broiler male | Carcass and Meat quality | Garlic powder | Small intestine histology.

Four hundred day-old male hatchling chicks were obtained from the female line of Lohmman grandparent stock farms and fed rations supplemented with different levels (0, 0.25, 0.50, 1.0%) of dried garlic powder. Each treatment consists of 5 pens. Feed and water were provided as ad libitum throughout the experimental period. Production parameters measured were body weight, feed consumption, feed conversion ratio. Final body weight and feed conversion ratio were not affected (P>0.05) by garlic supplementation. However, feed consumption was the lowest (P
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