Effect of phytase supplementation with different levels of crude protein and available phosphorum on performance and crude protein excretion of broiler chickens
Keywords: Enzyme, Faeces, Aviculture, Performance, Crude protein
AbstractIt was used 504 (five hundred four) 1 day old male chicks, of a commercial broiler line (Ag Ross 308), distributed in 12 treatments, with 6 replicates per treatment. The experimental design was casually blocked and treatments were organized in a 2x2x3 factorialarrangement: two phosphorus levels (0.45 and 0.34%), two phytase inclusion levels (0 and 1200 FTU/kg) and three protein levels (22.5; 20.5 and 18.5%). Body weight gain was observed in birds fed diets with phytase supplementation although it hasn't affected the feedconversion ratio. Feed intake wasn't affected by the low protein levels with added phytase. Crude protein excreted was lower with phytasesupplementation (33.36 vs 31.83%). Phytase enzyme affected dairy feed intake and body weight gain. Crude protein crescent levels ondiet caused increased crude protein excretion, and phytase supplementation was efficient reducing crude protein excreted
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Vaz, A., Albuquerque, R., Brisola, M., Donato, D., & Garcia, P. (2009). Effect of phytase supplementation with different levels of crude protein and available phosphorum on performance and crude protein excretion of broiler chickens. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 46(2), 107-111. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2009.26756
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