Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume 9 | Issue 1
Replacement of Synthetic Choline Chloride by Herbal Choline in Diets on Liver Function Enzymes, Carcass Traits and Economics of Broilers
The present study was conducted to evaluate the replacement of synthetic choline chloride by herbal choline in diets on liver function enzymes, carcass traits and economics of broiler production. Three hundred straight-run Cobb-400 day-old broiler chicks were randomly distributed into five treatment groups having three replicates having 20 chicks in each and reared up to 6 weeks. The treatment group T1 (control) offered basal diet (BIS, 2007), T2 offered basal diet with choline chloride-60% @ 1 kg/ton of feed, groups T3, T4 and T5 offered basal diets with herbal choline @ 0.25, 0.35 and 0.50 kg/ton of feed, respectively. The SGPT, SGOT and ALP were significantly (P<0.01) reduced in treatment group T5 as compared to control group. There was non-significant difference for blood loss, feather loss, edible carcass yield and abdominal fat percent in all treatment groups. The net profit expressed in terms of rupees per kg live weight in treatment groups was increased by 18.35% (T2), 14.37% (T3), 21.05% (T4), and 38.55% (T5) over the control group (T1). It may be concluded that the herbal choline supplemented at dose levels of 0.35 kg/ton and 0.5 kg/ton of feed was found to be useful to improve the overall performance due to better growth resulting into increase in profit margin of broiler production replacing synthetic choline chloride (1kg/ton) in broiler diets. Moreover, the supplementation of herbal choline at 0.5 kg/ton of feed was more beneficial in terms of improved liver protection, carcass traits and economics of broiler production.
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