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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 118-123
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.018


Studies on Supplementation of Feed Additives on Carcass Characteristics and Slaughter Losses of Babcock Cockerels
Deepak Thakur1*, V. N. Khune2, Alakh Ram Gour1, Arvind K. Nandanwar3 and Y. P. Chandra4
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balod, Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India,
2Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu University, Chhattisgarh, India
3Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mahasamund, Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
4Department of Livestock Development, Raigarh, Government of Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted on Babcock strain in the poultry unit of College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu University, Chhattisgarh to study the effect of supplementation of three commercially feed additives viz., Ambiplex, Protexin and Metazyme on carcass characteristics and slaughter losses of Babcock cockerels poultry birds. The Day old cockerel chicks were divided into four groups including control group up to 10 weeks. Each group had three replicates of 15 birds in each replicate The analysis of variance revealed that there was no significant effect in carcass characteristics viz., live weight (847.67 to 905.67 g), dressed weight (75.26 to 76.49%), eviscerated weight (70.12 to 71.70%) and giblet weight (4.75 to 5.14%) in all treatment groups. However, the mean values for bled weight percentage in T4 (97.04±0.15) group was significantly (P<0.05) higher than T2 (95.92±0.11) group. However above groups were statistically similar to T1 and T3 groups (96.36±0.12 and 96.44±0.38 respectively). In slaughter losses, the mean values of Feather loss (7.04 to 7.41), Evisceration loss (14.23 to 16.11) and Total loss (25.04 to 26.39) percentages among the treatment groups differed non-significantly. However, the mean blood loss percentage in T4 group (2.96±0.15) was significantly (P<0.05) lower than that of T2 (4.08±0.11) group. They were statistically similar to T1 (Control) and T3 groups (3.64±0.12 and 3.56±0.38 respectively).


Keywords: Cockerel, Protexin, Ambiplex, Metazyme, Meat, Percentage, Weight, Supplementation
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Deepak Thakur, V. N. Khune, Alakh Ram Gour, Arvind K. Nandanwar and Chandra, Y. P. 2019. Studies on Supplementation of Feed Additives on Carcass Characteristics and Slaughter Losses of Babcock CockerelsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 118-123. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.018