Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 5 (october 2017) : 881-886

Exploring the effect of selenium forms on final body weight, slaughter characteristics and tissue selenium concentration in Aseel cockerels

Waseem Muhammad Zia, Anjum Khalique, Saima Naveed, Jibran Hussain, Imran Muhammad, Tahir Muhammad Khan, Shafique Muhammad Rehman
1<p>University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,&nbsp;Lahore-54000, Pakistan.</p>
Cite article:- Zia Muhammad Waseem, Khalique Anjum, Naveed Saima, Hussain Jibran, Muhammad Imran, Khan Muhammad Tahir, Rehman Muhammad Shafique (2016). Exploring the effect of selenium forms on final body weight, slaughtercharacteristics and tissue selenium concentration in Aseel cockerels . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(5): 881-886. doi: 10.18805/ijar.10764.

A study to investigate the influence of selenium on final body weight and slaughter traits of Aseel was conducted. Three-weeks-old 120 cockerels from Lakha, Mushki, Peshaweri and Mianwali varieties of Aseel were randomly selected and distributed into four groups, 30 cockerels each, subdivided into 3 treatment groups A, B (experimental groups), and C (control group) with 10 cockerels in each treatment. Birds were assigned three experimental diets. The diet for the birds of group A incorporated 0.3 mg/kg Se-enriched yeast and group B included 0.3 mg/kg sodium selenite, while C was fed the diet without Se (control diet). Final body weight, dressed weight, dressing%, eviscerated weight, eviscerated%; chest, thigh and giblets weight; selenium content in chest and thigh in Se-yeast fed birds were significantly increased than those got sodium selenite or control diet. The study concluded that Se-enriched yeast is more effective in improving body weight and slaughtering characteristics of Aseel.

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