mRNA expression of ANT genes, productive performance and nitrogen excretion of laying hen by feeding low protein diets and amino acid supplementation

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-1000    | Article Id: B-1000 | Page : 222-226
Citation :- mRNA expression of ANT genes, productive performance and nitrogen excretion of laying hen by feeding low protein diets and amino acid supplementation.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):222-226
W. Loongyai, S. Suptavitanakit, C. Rakangthong and C. Bunchasak wiriyal@yahoo.com
Address : Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
Submitted Date : 8-06-2018
Accepted Date : 6-10-2018

Abstract

The study investigated the effects of low protein diet and amino acid supplementation on production performance of laying hens from 49–57 weeks. A total of 135 chickens were divided into 3 groups: 17%CP, 15%CP and 15%CP supplemented with amino acid (AA). The results showed that the 15% CP group consumed less feed (P<0.01). Adding AA to 15%CP improved feed intake, Met intake, BWG, egg mass (P<0.01) and egg production (P<0.05), while FCR and egg quality were not affected. The percentage of abdominal fat and ANT gene expression were highest in the 15%CP + AA group (P<0.05). Nitrogen retention in manure of 15% CP + AA hens was lower than in 17%CP (P<0.01). These results indicated that the reduced-CP diets supplemented with AA improved production performances and decreased nitrogen excretion. 

Keywords

ANT gene expression Low protein diet Laying hens Methionine Nitrogen excretion.

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