Table 7

Effect of n-3 PUFA enrichment on performance and mortality of IBD challenged broiler chickens.

1-21 days

1-42 days


Treatments

Body weight (g)

Feed intake (g/bird)

FCR

Body weight (g)

Feed intake (g/bird)

FCR

Mortality (%)


T1

798 ± 10

1397 ± 25

1.75 ± 0.02

2215 ± 30ab

4740 ± 87

2.05 ± 0.03a

7 ± 2

T2

788 ± 11

1366 ± 33

1.75 ± 0.03

2276 ± 28a

4568 ± 74

1.94 ± 0.03b

7 ± 2

T3

801 ± 10

1335 ± 9

1.72 ± 0.03

2251 ± 28a

4689 ± 66

1.97 ± 0.03ab

7 ± 2

T4

783 ± 9

1403 ± 16

1.78 ± 0.03

2147 ± 29b

4570 ± 40

2.05 ± 0.03a

8 ± 2


Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 75 birds/treatment.

a-b Means within a column with different letters differ significantly (P < 0.05).

Maroufyan et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012 11:15   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-11-15

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