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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 469-475
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.054


Effects of Dietary Chitosan and Neem Leaf Meal Supplementation on Digestive Enzyme Activities and Fat Deposition in Broiler Chickens
D. Sirsat Shraddha1*, P. Visha2 and K. Nanjappan2
1Department of Veterinary Physiology, Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai, India
 2Department of Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute,
Namakkal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary supplementation with chitosan, neem leaf meal and their combination at different levels in broiler on fat deposition and intestinal ph and digestive enzymes, amylase and lipase. Two hundred forty broilers (Vencobb) were randomly assigned to eight groups with three replicates of ten birds each and were fed for six weeks and slaughtered. Supplementation of antibiotic, chitosan, NLM and chitosan NLM combination had no influence on the activities of intestinal amylase and lipase except that the chitosan supplemented groups recorded lower lipase activity than other treatment groups. The birds supplemented with chitosan at 0.025% and 0.05% alone or in combination with NLM at 0.025% chitosan and 0.5%neem leaf meal and 0.05% chitosan and 1.0% neem leaf meal both the levels resulted in significant (p<0.05) reduction in abdominal fat in comparison to all other treatment and control groups.


Keywords: Abdominal fat, broiler, chitosan, digestive enzymes, neem leaf meal.
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Sirsat Shraddha, D., P. Visha and Nanjappan, K. 2017. Effects of Dietary Chitosan and Neem Leaf Meal Supplementation on Digestive Enzyme Activities and Fat Deposition in Broiler ChickensInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 469-475. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.054