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Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 2014, Volume : 31, Issue : 4
First page : ( 384) Last page : ( 388)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Growth Performance and Serum Biochemical Parameters as Affected by Nano Zinc Supplementation in Layer Chicks

Mishra Akash*, Swain R.K., Proffessor & Head, Mishra S.K., Associate Professor, Panda N., Associate Professor, Sethy K., Assistant Professor

Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India

*Corresponding author: Dairy Cattle Nutrition Division, NDRI, Karnal, Haryana, India; Email: drakashmishra88@gmail.com

Online published on 30 December, 2014.

Abstract

Three hundred numbers of BV- 300 day old chicks were distributed randomly in five dietary treatments. T1: Basal diet + Mineral mixture without any Zn supplementation, T2: T1+ inorganic zinc (ZnO) supplementation as per requirement, T3: T1+ nanoZnO @ 1/100th of Zn content in basal diet, T4: T1+ nanoZnO @ 1/500th of Zn content in basal diet, T5: T1+ nanoZnO @ 1/1000th of Zn content in basal diet. Supplementation of nano zinc particularly @ 1/500th level of basal dose in layer chicks diet improved (P<0.05) growth rate. There was increase in levels of serum glucose and alkaline phosphatase and a decrease in alanine amino transferase at this level of nano Zn supplementation.

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Keywords

Layer chick, Nano zinc, Growth, FCR, Biochemical parameters.

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