Effect of Partial Replacement of Soybean Meal with Distillers Dried Grains Plus Solubles on Haematological and Biochemical Parameters in Broiler Chicken
Gacche S.M., Kanduri A.B., Patil P.V.*, Khan M.A.
Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir-413517, Latur, Maharashtra, India
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Online published on 3 November, 2015.
For this study, 120 healthy day old commercial broiler chicks of ‘Vencob’ strain were selected and divided into four groups of 30 chicks each to study the effect of replacement of soybean meal with distillers dried grains with soluble (DDGS) on haemato-biochemical parameters. Each group was further sub-divided into 3 replicates of 10 birds each. The experimental birds were reared in deep litter system with similar managemental practices except feeding treatment. Group I (G1) was fed with ration containing soybean meal as protein source (27 and 20% of ration during starter and finisher phase, respectively). Soybean meal was replaced with DDGS @ 10, 20 and 30% in groups G2, G3 and G4, respectively. The blood samples were collected at the end of experiment. There was no adverse effect on haematological (haemoglobin, packed cell volume, total erythrocyte count, total leucocyte count and differential leucocyte count) and serum biochemical (total protein, albumin, aspartate amino transferase, alanine amino transferase and creatinine) profile on the replacement of soybean meal with DDGS up to 30% in broiler rations.
DDGS, Broiler chicken, Haemato-biochemical profile, Soybean meal, Protein nutrition.