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evaluation of comparative effects of feeding synthetic and herbal
choline on broiler performance, nutrient balance and serum
N. V. Jadhav, V. Nagbhushana, Shivi Maini and S. M. Kartikesh
Vet World. 2008; 1(10): 306-309
An experiment in
broiler chickens was conducted to evaluate comparative efficacy of
herbal and synthetic choline on body weight, weight gain, FCR,
nutrient balance serum activities and economic benefit for 35 days
on deep litter. A significant (P<0.05) increase in body weight
gain (110, 181 & 149 g) was observed in synthetic and herbal fed
groups. The findings also recorded significant (P<0.05)
improvement in FCR (1.93, 1.88 & 1.90) in choline-supplemented
broilers when compared with low choline diet fed (control) birds.
The results indicated significant (P<0.05) elevation in serum
glucose levels (212.6 223.4 mg/dl) and notable reduction in serum
cholesterol levels in herbal choline incorporated broilers. The
herbal choline added birds noted enhanced nutrient retention and
boosted overall economy of broiler rising.
Broiler chickens, economy, synthetic and herbal choline, nutrient
balance, serum activities.