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The Biotin Requirement of Broilers Feed Maize-Palm Kernel Meal Based Ration

Oloyo, Raheem A. and Ogunmodede, Bankole K. (1991) The Biotin Requirement of Broilers Feed Maize-Palm Kernel Meal Based Ration. Beitr. trap. Landwirtsch. Vet.med., 29. pp. 223-234.

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Abstract

6 duplicate floor pens with 20cday-old commercial broiler chicks each, were fed practical-type broiler diet with m;:tize:- palm kernel meal, supplemented with graded levels of biotin so that the rations had 40,89.,120; Y60,200,:and 240 Ilg of the vitamin per kgof feed. This treatment was maintained fo1":6 weeks. Estimation of the body weight, feed intake, blood glucose conciliation,:and:li pid contents of their, ~kidney and blood showed that dietary biotin of 120 IlMkgJee(j·is·a~;m;inimuri1requirement. 160 Ilg/kg feed was required for the prevention of dermatitis, morti:l1ity due to fatty liver and kidney syndrome (FLKS) and leg deformities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 11:22
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3446

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