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Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Review ISSN 2315-6880 Vol. 8(3), pp. 052-056 August 2020 Copyright© 2020 Basic Research Journals

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Effect of diet dilution using rice offal on performance and lipid profile of finisher broilers


Meremikwu, V. N., Bikom, P. M. and Ukorebi, B. A.


Department of Animal Science, Cross River University of Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and forestry Obubra Campus, Cross River State Nigeria.


*Corresponding author: victoriameremikwu@yahoo.com; 08038701890


Received 27 July, 2020; Acceptance 20 August, 2020; Published 06 September, 2020




Finisher diet was diluted with graded levels of rice offal to determine the level(s) of dilution that would lower plasma triglycerides to prevent obesity without comprising performance. Parameters measured were: Performance (body weight, weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and mortality) and. Blood (total cholesterol, triglycerides, High-density lipoprotein (HDL), Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and Very low-density (VLDL).Body weight and weight gain were obtained by weighing the birds on weekly basis. Feed intake was recorded as quantity of feed offered minus left over the following day. At the end of the feeding trial, blood was collected into plain bottles by cutting the jugular vein on the throat. Serum was analyzed using standard laboratory procedures. Data were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences. Significant means were separated using Duncan’s Multiple Range Test of the same software. Final body weight and weight gain decreased (p<0.05) as the levels of dilution increased. Feed intake was high (p<0.05) at 20% and 60% levels of dilution.  Diet dilution decreased (p<0.05) plasma triglycerides, LDL, VLDL and increased (p<0.05) HDL. 60% level of dilution had the least level of triglycerides and the birds attained a minimum of 1.8kg weight at eight weeks of age.


Keywords: finisher broilers, diet dilution, lipid profile, triglycerides, obesity.


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