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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 4211-4218

Effect of Supplementation of Salts of Organic Acids on Serum and Haematological Parameters of Broilers
Vinus*, Nancy Sheoran, Jyoti Shunthwal, M.A. Akbar and B.S. Tewatia
Department of Animal Nutrition, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar 125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

A trial was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary salts of organic acids for a period of 42 days on the serum parameters of broiler chicks. 300 commercial broiler chicks were randomly distributed into five treatments having six replicates consisting of ten birds each. A maize-soybean based diet was used as the basal diet (Control group). The basal diet was supplemented with salts of organic acids (sodium butyrate, calcium propionate @ 0.5% and 1%). Highest body weight gain (2338.2g.) was observed in the 1% sodium butyrate supplemented group and difference was significant (P<0.05) as compared to control group (1967.2g.). FCR was significantly improved in the supplemented groups as compared to control group. Inclusion of sodium butyrate and calcium propionate in the basal diet significantly increased serum phosphorus level while supplementation of organic acids showed no significant (P>0.05) difference in the concentration of serum cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and calcium in all the treated groups. Dietary acidification significantly improved the haemoglobin value and RBC count and lowered the heterophils number.

Keywords: Broilers, Sodium butyrate, Calcium propionate, Serum and haematological parameters.

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Vinus, Nancy Sheoran, Jyoti Shunthwal, M.A. Akbar and Tewatia, B.S. 2017. Effect of Supplementation of Salts of Organic Acids on Serum and Haematological Parameters of Broilers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 4211-4218. doi:
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