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Impact of daily supplement of probiotic on the production performance of Akar Putra chickens


Jawad, Hasan S. A. and Idris, Lokman Hakim and Naji, Saad A. and Abu Bakar @ Zakaria, Md Zuki and Kasim, Azhar (2016) Impact of daily supplement of probiotic on the production performance of Akar Putra chickens. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 39 (4). pp. 577-587. ISSN 1511-3701; ESSN: 2231-8542


This study was conducted to investigate the effects of prepared probiotic (PP) on the live body weight, weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion ratio in Malaysian chicken (Akar Putra). A total of 72 day-old Akar Putra chicks were reared for 12 weeks and randomly assigned to three dietary treatments (24 chicken/treatment), with 3 replications for each (8 chicken/replicate). The treatments consisted of a control group (T1), and the supplemented diet with probiotic in the second treatment was prepared at the rate 1:1 (1 kg of commercial broiler feed + 1 g PP). While the rate was 1:2 (1 kg of commercial broiler feed + 2 g PP) in the third treatment. Supplementing probiotic in both rates revealed significant improvement in terms of males' and females' growth rates, final live body weight, weight gain and feed conversion ratio. Based on the research findings, the best results were obtained when chickens received 1 g PP in males and 2 g in females.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Akar Putra chicken; Probiotic; Production performance
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 05:31
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 05:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/49695
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