Pyridoxine Requirement of Broilers on Fed Guinea Com-Palm Kernel Meal Based Diet
R. A., Oloyo (2001) Pyridoxine Requirement of Broilers on Fed Guinea Com-Palm Kernel Meal Based Diet. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 24 (1). pp. 159-164. ISSN 1511-3701
A trial was conducted to establish pyridoxine requirement of broilers fed on practical ration, in which 8 duplicate groups of25 commercial broiler chicks were fed guinea corn-palm kernel meal based diet supplemented with graded levels of pyridoxine (4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5 and 8.0 mg/kg feed) from day-one to 42 days. Data on feed utilisation, nutrient retention and carcass characteristics showed that 6.0mg pyridoxine/kg feed is the minimum requirement whereas 5.5mg/kg feed was required for prevention of mortality and maintenance of normal haemoglobin concentration, packed cell volume (PCV) and aspartate aminotransferase activities in serum and liver.
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