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Title: Performance and tibia characteristics of chickens fed cassava chips supplemented with Dl-methionine
Authors: Ologhobo, A. D.
Etop, S.
Ogunwole, O. A.
Adeyemo, G. O.
Adejumo, I. O.
Adeoye, D.
Keywords: Broiler chickens
Tibia bone
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Sciencedomain International
Abstract: This study was carried out to investigate the effect of cassava chips and DL-methionine supplementation on performance and tibia bone characteristics of broiler chickens. Broiler chickens were randomly assigned to 20 treatments in a 4x5 factorial arrangement with 5 dietary levels of cassava chips (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 corn replacement) and 4 dietary levels of DL-methionine supplementation (0, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2% i.e. 0, ½ NRC, NRC and double NRC 1994 recommended levels). Data obtained were subjected to analysis of variance. At starter phase, birds on cassava chips-based diets had significantly (P<0.05) higher body weight gain (BWG) than the control. Those on 25% cassava chip-based diet compared well with the control. Methionine supplement improved BWG at both starter and finisher phases; Cassava chips supplemented with DL-methionine can replace corn 100.00% in broiler chickens diet.
Description: Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International 9(2), pp. 1-8
ISSN: 2394-1073
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