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Effects of early feed restriction on live performance, carcass characteristics, meat and liver composition, some blood parameters, heterophil-lymphocyte ratio, antibody production and tonic immobility duration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19337848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of early feed restriction on performance, carcass characteristics, meat and liver composition, some blood parameters, H-L ratio, antibody titers against SRBC and tonic immobility duration in broilers. One hundred ninety male chicks (Ross 308) were randomly allocated into two treatment groups each of 95 chicks. Broilers in one treatment fed ad libitum until 42 day of age, however in other treatment, broilers were deprived of feed for 4 h per day from 7 to 21 day. Body weight, feed consumption, feed to gain ratio, carcass characteristics and the percentage of examined organs except heart were not statistically significant in groups. Percentage of heart was higher (p < 0.05) in broilers fed ad libitum. At 41 d of age, H-L ratio (p < 0.05) and TI duration (p = 0.001) were higher, serum glucose (p < 0.05) and triglyceride (p < 0.001) levels were lower in broilers fed ad libitum. Chemical composition of breast and thigh and also fat and ash of liver were not affected by early feed restriction. Moisture of liver (p = 0.001) was lower and protein of liver (p < 0.01) was higher in broilers fed ad libitum.
Authors:
E E Onba?ilar; S Yal?in; E Torlak; P Ozdemir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-02
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:  1513-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Science, Ankara University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 06110, Ankara, Turkey. obasilar@veterinary.ankara.edu.tr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Animals
Antibody Formation / physiology*
Body Constitution / physiology*
Body Weight
Caloric Restriction / veterinary*
Chickens / physiology*
Immobility Response, Tonic / physiology
Liver / chemistry
Male
Meat*
Muscle, Skeletal / chemistry

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