CARCASS QUALITY, HAEMATOLOGICAL AND BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE OF BROILER CHICKENS FED DIETS CONTAINING GRADED LEVELS OF COMBINATIONS OF IRISH POTATO PEEL AND YAM PEEL MEALS (IPYPM) WITH ENZYME SUPPLEMENTATION

Authors

  • Kpanja, E. J. Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria 
  • Kotso, E. A.

Keywords:

Blood, Enzyme, Haematology, Irish Potato, Peel Meal and Yam

Abstract

In the search for alternative energy sources that can be substitute for maize in poultry feeds, a 9-week trial was conducted to ascertain the effect of diets containing varying levels of Irish potato and yam peel meals (IPYPM) with enzyme supplementation on carcass quality, haematological and blood biochemical profile of broiler chickens. Two hundred and forty (240) Anak-2000 broiler chicks aged 6 days were randomly assigned to 12 floor pens containing 20 birds each divided into four treatments with each treatment subdivided into three replicates. Four diets, based on 23 and 20% crude protein in the starter and finisher phases respectively, were formulated to contain 0, 10, 20 and 30% IPYPM replacement for maize grain. Maxigrain® enzyme was added according to manufacturer’s specification. Each of the diets was fed to 3 pens of 20 birds in a completely randomized design. Data were collected on carcass quality, haematological and blood biochemical profile and were statistically analyzed using the general linear model procedure of statistical analysis (SAS, 2002). Significantly different means were compared using Dunnett' test (Dunnett, 1955). Differences between means were considered significant at P<0.05. There were no adverse effect of the test material on carcass quality, haematological and blood biochemical parameters as they all fell within normal range for broilers. It was concluded that IPYPM can replace maize up to 30% without adverse effect on carcass quality, haematological and biochemical profile of broiler chickens.

Published

2022-12-30