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Effect of phytase and citric acid supplementation on the growth performance, phosphorus, calcium and nitrogen retention on broiler chicks fed with low level of available phosphorus

Deepa C, Jeyanthi G, Chandrasekaran D...(+3 more)

Asian Journal of Poultry Science, vol. 5, issue 1 (2011) pp. 28-34

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of phytase and citric acid on the growth performance, phosphorus, calcium and nitrogen retention with sixty 1 day old mixed sex broiler chicks for 42 days. The experiment consists of four treatments with three replicates and five chicks in each replicate. The treatments were: Tl-control diet (0.3% available phosphorus), T2-control diet with 2% citric acid, T3-control diet with 800 U phytase enzyme, T4-control diet with 800 U phytase plus 2% citric acid. The results revealed that the weight gain of the chicks was significantly higher (p

Author-supplied keywords

  • Available phosphorus
  • Broiler
  • Citric acid
  • Enterobacteriaceae phytase
  • Growth performance
  • Mineral retention

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