Effect of the duration of pre-slaughter feed withdrawal on body weight of broilers chickens at 45 days of age
Keywords:Pre-Slaughter feed withdrawal, Broilers chickens
AbstractWere used 240 broilers Ross of both sexes created separately, with objective to measure the loss of corporal weight in broilers in the pre-slaughter in 12 periods of withdrawal with interval of 1 hour between the periods. The birds were distributed in experimental desing completely randomized with a 2 x 12 x 10 factorial (sexes x treatments x repetitions). We chose 10 birds of each sex for each treatment between a minimum weight and a maximum weight. For the males it was certain 3.000 ± 100 grams and for the females 2.400 ± 100 grams. The analysis of the loss of corporal weight demonstrated that there was significant difference (P <0,05) among the treatments, and, when increasing the time of withdrawal, it also increased the weight loss, being that larger percentage for the males when compared with the females.
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