Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 4 (april 2018) : 574-578

Effect of dietary supplementation of vitamin E, zinc, and chromium supplementation on growth performance and hematological characteristics of broiler chickens 

Nazim Ali, Mohammad Akram, Ahmad Fahim, Balvir Singh, Mohammad Imran
1Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology,  Meerut-250 110,  Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Ali Nazim, Akram Mohammad, Fahim Ahmad, Singh Balvir, Imran Mohammad (2017). Effect of dietary supplementation of vitamin E, zinc, and chromium supplementation on growth performance and hematological characteristics of broiler chickens. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(4): 574-578. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3293.
The study investigated the effect of supplementation of Vitamin E, Zn and Cr on growth performance and hematological characteristics of broiler chickens. The 240 day old Cobb 400 chicks were randomly distributed in eight groups consisting of 30 chicks in each. These chicks were kept on deep litter houses comprising of wood shavings. The supplementation of Vitamin E, zinc and chromium either individually or in combination improved the feed conversion ratio and body weight gain in broiler chicks. The body weight of broiler chickens at different age from day old to the 6th week were significantly different among treatments. The highest body weight was recorded in T8 groups. Heamoglobin, red blood corpuscles and white blood cells levels increased whereas heterophil: lymphocyte ratio statistically decreased with vitamin E, zinc or chromium supplemented groups either individually or in combinations. 
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