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Effect of soluble probiotic on production performance of Akar Putra chicken


Jawad, Hasan S. A. and Idris, Lokman Hakim and Naji, Saad A. and Abu Bakar @ Zakaria, Md Zuki and Kasim, Azhar (2016) Effect of soluble probiotic on production performance of Akar Putra chicken. International Journal of Poultry Science, 15 (4). pp. 134-138. ISSN 1682-8356; ESSN: 1994-7992


The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of soluble probiotic on the production parameters of local Malaysian chicken (Akar Putra). A total of seventy two 1-day-old Akar Putra chicks were randomly assigned to three treatment groups, each having 3 replicates of 8 chicks. The treatments were as follows: (T1) control, (T2) probiotic supplemented at 1 g/liter tap water, (T3) probiotic supplemented at 2 g/liter tap water. The results revealed that supplementation of soluble probiotic at both the rates resulted in an improved performance of male and female Akar putra chicken. Birds who received 2 g of prepared probiotic per liter of water (T3) exhibited highly improved (p<0.05) body weight, weight gain and feed conversion ratio than other groups. It can be concluded that supplementation of prepared soluble probiotic would be economically beneficial in improving the production performance and health status of Akar Putra chicken.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3923/ijps.2016.134.138
Publisher: Asian Network for Scientific Information
Keywords: Akar Putra chicken; Drinking water; Production performance; Soluble probiotic
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 05:47
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 07:59
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27973
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