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Effect of commercial diets quality on bio-economic performances of broilers in Benin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18972220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to assess the quality of commercial poultry feeds in Benin. The performances of 396 unsexed broilers chickens Ross 308 fed with a control diet (R1) and five commercial diets (R2 to R6) were evaluated. Broilers fed commercial diets showed significantly low (P < 0.001) body weight gain (BWG) and economic feed efficiency (EFE) and significantly high (P < 0.001) mortality rate, feed conversion ratio and feed cost (FC). At 42 days of age, the body weight of broilers fed control diet was 1662 g versus 838 to 1041 g for broilers fed commercial diets. In R1 diet, overall FC was 388 Fcfa/kg BWG, and EFE was 2.7 Fcfa BWG/Fcfa feed. These values represented respectively 50 to 64% and 1.6 to 2.0 times the FC and the EFE recorded in commercial diets. A deficiency in crude protein and metabolisable energy, combined with high contents of crude fibre and total ash was found in some commercial diets. These results suggest the necessity to organize the market of poultry feed in Benin in the perspective to reduce the production cost by using more efficient and cheap commercial diets.
F M Houndonougbo; A Chwalibog; C A A M Chrysostome
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0049-4747     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-18     Completed Date:  2009-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-703     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Basic Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Groennegaardsvej 3, DK-1870, Frederiksberg C, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Agriculture / economics*
Animal Feed / analysis,  economics*
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Body Composition
Chickens / growth & development*
Diet / veterinary*
Weight Gain

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