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Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Food, Environment and Extension
 

ISSN 1119-7455
   
 
         
 
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Article No 4 of Volume 2.1 (2003)
 
    
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NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF DIETARY INCLUSION OF DRIED POULTRY WASTE (DPW) FOR BROILERS

A. B. I. Udedibie and V. N. Omekam

Department of Animal Science and Technology

Federal University of Technology

Owerri,  Nigeria

 

ABSTRACT

Studies were carried out to determine the growth performance of and histopathological changes in broilers fed diets containing dried poultry waste (DPW).  DPW was included in broiler starter diets at 0,10,15,20 and 25% levels and each diet fed to a group of 32 broiler chicks for 3 weeks.   Thereafter the diets were adjusted to finisher level and fed for another 4 weeks.  Feed intake of the birds was significantly affected only at 25% DPW dietary level (P<0.05).  The growth rate of the group on 25% DPW level was also significantly depressed (P<0.05).  Feed conversion ratio of the group was also significantly depressed (P<0.05).  Histopathological investigation revealed no gross lesions in all the liver and kidney tissues examined.

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