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Organic Zinc Improve Growth Performance in Crossbred Chicken During Chick Phase

D. Anitha, K. Rajendran, M. Moorthy and P. Vasan

Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 002, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2019 : 96 (4) - pages 34 to 37
(Received: July, 2018, Accepted: September, 2018)


A study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of inorganic, nano and organic zinc on growth performance of dual purpose chicken. A total of 300 day-old crossbred chicken were randomly assigned to six dietary treatments each consisting of five replicates and each replicate having 10 chicks for a period of 16 weeks. The birds were fed with inorganic zinc at 80 mg/kg, nano zinc at 40 and 80 mg/kg and organic zinc at 40 and 80 mg/kg diet. Higher body weight and body weight gain were observed in the group fed with 80 mg/kg organic zinc. During grower phase, The lower feed consumption was observed in the group fed with 80 mg/kg inorganic zinc. However, better feed conversion ratio was observed in the group fed with diet containing organic zinc at 80mg/ kg.

Key Words: Inorganic, Organic zinc, Nano, Growth Performance, Crossbred chicken

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