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Effects of adding vinegar diet in water on growth performance and some carcass characteristics of broiler ROSS308

Ammar Qahtan Shanoon, Sher Ali, Nasir Rajput, Sadaqat Ali Rajput

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Int. J. Biosci.13(4), 78-83, October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.4.78-83


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The recent ban on use of antibiotics to stimulate the growth of chicken birds opened the new gate of research for possible alternative approach. Herbal medicine, organic acids and yeasts have been well documented in order to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria which ultimately improve the rates of utilization of food in poultry birds. Therefore, an experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of natural vinegar diet on growth performance and some carcass characteristics of broiler ROSS308. Overall, 75 days old chicks (male and female) were treated with five different doses (10ml/1000ml, 15ml/1000ml, 20ml/1000ml and 25ml/1000ml) including control. All diets containing 19% and 22% crude protein in the starter and the finisher and all trials lasted for six weeks. The results showed a significant difference in body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and water consumption among the birds for all treatments compared with control. The maximum body weight was 2066.7±24.2 in T5 at week 5, maximum daily gain 1921.7±24.2 was in T3 and T4 at week 5, maximum feed consumption was 3173.4±14.2 in T4 at week 5, maximum feed conversation was 1.88±0.32 in control treatment, respectively observed. Meanwhile, in carcass characters (body weight 2090.66±11.63, carcass weight 1525.1±12.7 refinement ratio 73.22±1.8, thigh weight 350.3±6.5, back weight 397.8±8.6 and chest weight of 473.8±9.6) in T4 were observed. Similarly, all organs weight and carcass characteristics were also affected that clearly displayed the effect of vinegar on chicks. Based on outcome of present study, it is highly recommended that vinegar as an additive is highly safe and effective to use for poultry bird.


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