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Pages: 48-54

Date of Publication: 17-Feb-2024


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Effect of probiotics supplementation on giblet and dressing percentage in caged broilers

Author: Amratan Gautam, Neeraj, Ramesh Pandey, Sushma, Ram Pal Singh, Anand Kumar Singh

Category: Research Article

Abstract:

The present investigation was conducted to evaluate the effects of probiotics supplementation on giblet weight and dressing percentage of caged broilers. A total of 96, day-old chicks were randomly divided into four groups (T0, T1, T2, and T3) with 8 replicates i.e., 24 chicks in each group. The control (untreated) group was fed the basal diet, T1 was supplemented with Bacillus coagulans @40ppm along with basal diet, T2 was given Bacillus subtilis @50ppm mixed in basal diet whereas T3 was given basal diet + Bacillus licheniformis & Bacillus coagulans @20ppm. After 35 days of the trial period, weighing of the giblet and dressing percentage of four at random selected birds from each group were calculated. The mean value of liver weight recorded T0-46.420g, T1-42.352g, T2-45.275g, and T3-40.521g, respectively. However, the analysis revealed that the variations in these values were not statistically significant. The mean value of Heart weight recorded was T0-14.445g, T1-9.557g, T2-10.999g, and T3-12.940g, respectively. However, the investigation unveiled that the discrepancies in these values exhibited statistical significance (P<0.05). The mean value of Gizzard weight recorded was T0-24.017g, T1-25.327g, T2-28.088g, and T3-31.040g, respectively. However, the analysis revealed that the variations in these values were not statistically significant. The mean value of dressing percentage weight recorded was T0-58.38 %, T1-57.57 %, T2-58.64 %, and T3-59.06 % respectively which were not statistically significant.

Keywords: dressing percentage, giblet, gizzard, heart, liver, probiotics

DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.31783/elsr.2024.1014854