Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 44 issue 4 (december 2010) : 275 - 279


S.H. Karimi*, A. Zarei, N. Ila, H. Lotfollahian
1Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Mehrshahr, Karaj, Iran.
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Cite article:- Karimi* S.H., Zarei A., Ila N., Lotfollahian H. (2023). THE EFFECT OF REPLACEMENT FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SUNFLOWER OIL INSTEAD OF SOYBEAN OIL IN BROILER PERFORMANCE. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 44(4): 275 - 279. doi: .
An experiment was conducted to study the effect of different levels of replacement of
sunflower oil in place of soybean oil in broiler diets. Control diet had 5% soybean oil and/or
sunflower oil at five levels of oil inclusion (25,50,75,100%). Diets were administrated to broilers
from 1 to 42d of age. LDL, HDL and weight of thigh, breast, heart, pancreas and abdominal fat
were not affected by type of oil fed. Broilers fed soybean oil were little efficient. HDL percent
was lower in animals fed sunflower than in those fed soybean oil. Breast weight was significantly
higher for birds fed sunflower oil. The fatty acids profile of the different tissues was reflected
little to the dietary fatty acid profile of the oils. The result suggests that sunflower oil can
replace soybean oil as suitable fat resource without any significant effects on total weight gain,
feed intake and FCR in chicken diet.
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