Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)
Effect of dietary boron supplementation on serum biochemical and carcass characteristics in broiler chicken
SK Pradhan, B Kumar, AP Raval, SS Chaudhary and VB Kharadi
An experiment was conducted to ascertain the effect of graded level of dietary boron supplementation on serum biochemical and carcass characteristics in broiler chicken. A total of 240 day old broiler chicks (Vencob) of mixed sex (mean body weight 47.50± 0.26g) were used in completely randomize design with five treatments with four replication comprised of 12 birds (6 males and 6 Females) per replica. The five dietary treatments T1
were fed the basal diet with supplemental boron at 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 mg/kg diet respectively. At the end of experiment blood samples were collected for serum biochemical and two birds per replication were selected randomly and sacrificed as per the standard protocol to study carcass characteristics. A significantly decreased (P<
0.05) serum glucose and total cholesterol were observed in boron supplemented groups irrespective of doses as compared to control. The carcass characteristics were comparable (P>
0.05) among the dietary treatment groups. It is concluded that supplementation of boron decreased the serum glucose and total cholesterol without affecting the carcass characteristics in broiler chicken.
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SK Pradhan, B Kumar, AP Raval, SS Chaudhary and VB Kharadi. Effect of dietary boron supplementation on serum biochemical and carcass characteristics in broiler chicken. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):367-371.