EFFECTS OF PROTEIN AND VITAMIN ADE ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND HAEMATO-BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE IN BROILER
Keywords:Haematology, biochemical profile, growth performance and broiler
The effects of additional supplementation of protein and vitamin ADE on growth performance and haemato-biochemical profile were studied in "Cobb 500" broiler chicks. The chicks were randomly divided into four equal groups (n=5). Group A was considered as control, fed only with commercial ration and other groups were supplemented with either 20% protein (group B) or 3 ml vitamin ADE/liter D.W. (group C) or both of them (group D) in addition to commercial ration. Body weight was increased significantly (p <0.05) in all three treated groups and highest body weight was recorded in group D. Weights of different organs (liver, skin, legs, breast and viscera) were also varied significantly (p <0.05) among the treated groups. Significant (p < 0.05) differences were observed among the groups for RBC and Hb but increase in PCV values were insignificant (p> 0.05). Serum transaminases (AST, ALT) and creatinine level decreased insignificantly but urea level significantly (p <0.05) varied among the treated groups. The study revealed that combined supplementation of protein and vitamin ADE result better in body weight and different organs weight gain.