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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 4 (august 2017) : 679-686

Studies on growth pattern of different body measurements in indigenous Aseel chicken fed with selenium supplemented diets 

Waseem Muhammad Zia, Anjum Khalique, Saima Naveed, Jibran Hussain
1<p>Department of Animal Nutrition, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,&nbsp;Faculty of Animal Production and Technology, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, 54000 Lahore, Pakistan.</p>
Cite article:- Zia Muhammad Waseem, Khalique Anjum, Naveed Saima, Hussain Jibran (2016). Studies on growth pattern of different body measurements in indigenousAseel chicken fed with selenium supplemented diets . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(4): 679-686. doi: 10.18805/ijar.9636.

The experiment to test the selenium impact on body measurements of Lakha, Mushki, Peshaweri and Mianwali varieties of Aseel was conducted. A total of 240 three-weeks-aged birds were selected and divided into four groups, 60 birds per variety (30    + 30   ). These birds were subdivided into three treatment groups A, B, and C with 10 birds from each sex. Birds of group A were fed the diet supplemented with 0.3 mg/kg Se-yeast, B with 0.3 mg/kg sodium selenite and C with No selenium. Improved body measurements in the birds fed Se-yeast included diet were recorded compared to those received sodium selenite incorporated or control diet. Interaction of varieties and selenium sources presented increased breast width, keel length, wing spread, shank length, shank circumference, drumstick length and drumstick circumference in the birds of Lakha got Se-yeast supplemented diet. The study concluded that Se-yeast was more effective in enhancing body measurements of Aseel. 

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