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Effects of increasing the levels of a commercial vitamin premix on zoo technical performances and certain blood biochemical values in broiler Chickens

Choudar Nedjma, Mekroud Abdessalem, Abdeldjelil M. Cherif, Beghoul Saber

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Int. J. Biosci.10(2), 138-146, February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/10.2.138-146


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The present study aims to determine the influence of increasing vitamin premix levels on zoo technical and some biochemical parameters in broilers of ISA15strain. The tested vitamin premix is a commercial product administered in drinking water by many poultry farmers of Constantine region (East Algeria), as part of routine vitamin supplementation. A total of one hundred seventy chicks were randomly assigned to three experimental groups. Chicktonic® was administered as fellow: control group (CH), treated with chicktonic® with dosages and duration of treatment as applied by many farmers of the region; group (CH+41 ) treated with an increased dose of chicktonic® starting from day 41st; group (CH+13 ) treated with an increased dose of chicktonic® starting from day13th. In animals consuming increased dosages of chicktonic®, mortality rates were lower (0.1% and 0.14%) than the control group (0,33%). No significant differences were recorded between the three groups concerning: feed intake (FI); average daily weight gain (ADWG); performance index (PI); and carcass yield (CY). A significant decrease in body weight at slaughter (BWs) was recorded in birds consuming higher levels of vitamin premix before the grower period. While a significant increase in abdominal fat (AF) was recorded in animals consuming higher levels of vitamin premix during the finisher period. In both groups receiving a high dose of chicktonic®, cholesterol and triglyceride values ​​were higher than in the control group.


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