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Authors: Naveenkumar, S
Karthikeyan, N
Babu, Narendra R
Veeramani, S
Krishnani, Sivarama
Srinivasan, G
Title: Effect of calcium propionate and coated sodium butyrate as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters on the serum profile of commercial broiler chicken
Other Titles: International Journal of Chemical Studies
Publisher: AkiNik Publications
Language: en
Type: Article
Pages: 36-39
Volume: 6
Series/Report no.: ;1
Agrotags: Veterinary Science
Keywords: Organic acid, Calcium propionate, Sodium butyrate, Serum lipid profile, protein profile, mineral profile, kidney and liver function tests
Abstract: An experiment was conducted with 240 day old commercial broiler chicks to evaluate the effectiveness of replacing antibiotic growth promoters with organic acid salts on the serum profile. Treatment diets were supplemented with lincomycin HCl (4.4 ppm), bacitracin methylene disalicylate (BMD; 50 ppm), each two levels (ppm) of calcium propionate (1000, 2000) and coated sodium butyrate (500, 1000) either alone or in combination (1000+500) with control. The results showed that there was no significant difference in kidney & liver function tests, serum protein and mineral profile among the treatment groups. And in case of lipid profile OAs supplementation showed significantly beneficial impact. The levels of serum profile parameters were in normal range, that suggesting good nutritional status of the birds in all the treatment groups. Salts of organic acids (OAs) could be safely supplemented as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in the commercial broiler diet to lower the risk of residues in the meat and to avoid the antibiotic resistance (if any) to the consumers without impair the serum profile and birds health.
Description: TNV_IJCS_2018_6(1)36-39
Issue Date: 2018-01
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