Research Paper | Fisheries | Nigeria | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020
Serum Biochemistry of Broiler Chickens Fed Varying Levels of Cassava Peel Meal Supplemented with Exogenous Enzyme (Natuzyme) as Replacement for Maize
C. I. Nwosu | R. U. Igugo
Abstract: The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feeding graded levels of cassava peel meal supplemented with enzyme (natuzyme) on serum biochemistry of broiler chickens. One hundred and sixty day old Sayeed chicks were randomly allocated to four dietary treatment (T1 0 %, T2 25 %, T3 50, T4 75 % respectively) groups so that each treatment has a total of forty (40) birds. This was replicated 4 times with ten (10) birds per replicate in a completely randomized design. The parameters studied were Aspartate transaminase (AST), Alanine transaminase (ALT), Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), Potassium (K+), Sodium (Na+), Bicarbonate (HCO3), Chloride (Cl), Cholesterol, Urea and Creatinine. There was no significant (P>0.05) difference observed in all the parameters between the control and the treated (T1-T4) birds. The serum metabolites (electrolytes) studied were similar to values for normal chicken. The study thus showed that sundried cassava peel meal can successfully be included in place of maize with enzyme supplementation for good health status of broiler chicken.
Keywords: Finisher broiler, cassava peel meal cpm, enzyme natuzyme, serum biochemistry
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,
Pages: 437 - 441
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C. I. Nwosu, R. U. Igugo, "Serum Biochemistry of Broiler Chickens Fed Varying Levels of Cassava Peel Meal Supplemented with Exogenous Enzyme (Natuzyme) as Replacement for Maize", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020, pp. 437-441, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20622192621
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