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Effect of Hoodia gordonii meal supplementation at finisher stage on productivity and carcass characteristics of Ross 308 broiler chickens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19396624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of Hoodia gordonii meal supplementation at finisher stage on productivity and carcass characteristics of Ross 308 broiler chickens. The first experiment examined the effect of level of Hoodia gordonii meal supplementation at finisher stage (30 to 42 days of age) on productivity and carcass characteristics of chickens. Level of Hoodia gordonii meal supplementation had no effect (P > 0.05) on diet intake, growth rate, feed conversion ratio and live weight of chickens. Daily supplementation with 300 mg of Hoodia gordonii meal reduced (P < 0.05) fat pad weights by 40% in broiler chickens The second experiment examined the effect of Hoodia gordonii meal supplementation interval on the productivity and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens. Hoodia gordonii meal supplementation interval had no effect (P > 0.05) on feed intake, growth rate, live weight, feed conversion ratio and all carcass characteristics except fat pad of broiler chickens. Daily supplementation with 300 mg of Hoodia gordonii meal/bird reduced fat pad weights of the chickens by 18%. This could not be explained in terms of differences in feed intake, digestibility, or growth rate.
Authors:
T D Mohlapo; J W Ng'ambi; D Norris; M M Malatje
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-04-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1573-7438     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-28     Completed Date:  2010-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1591-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Production, University of Limpopo, P Bag x 1106, Sovenga, 0727, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Feed*
Animals
Apocynaceae*
Body Constitution
Body Weight
Chickens / growth & development*
Dietary Supplements*
Linear Models

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