Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 11 (november 2019) : 1475-1479

Effect of yeast based mannan oligosaccharide (Actigen™) supplementation on growth, carcass characteristics and physiological response in broiler chickens

M. Waqas, S. Mehmood, A. Mahmud, Saima, J. Hussain, S. Ahmad, M. Tahir Khan, A. Rehman, M.W. Zia, M.S. Shaheen
1Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-54000, Pakistan.
Cite article:- Waqas M., Mehmood S., Mahmud A., Saima, Hussain J., Ahmad S., Khan Tahir M., Rehman A., Zia M.W., Shaheen M.S. (2018). Effect of yeast based mannan oligosaccharide (Actigen™) supplementation on growth, carcass characteristics and physiological response in broiler chickens. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(11): 1475-1479. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-923.
The effect of a prebiotic mannan oligosaccharides (Actigen™) supplementation for 35 days was analyzed on growth, carcass traits and blood physiology of broilers. A total of 360-day-old broilers distributed under completely randomized design into four treatment groups with 24 replicates of 15 birds each was fed with Actigen™ supplemented diets @ 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6 g/Kg and a control diet. Data for growth performance were collected weekly while slaughtering data at 35th day. Results showed that the birds fed with Actigen™ added diet @ 0.6 g/Kg exhibited improved livability% (98.88±1.11), feed intake (3391.68±38.70 g), body weight (2157.66±31.52 g), weight gain (2111.49±30.89 g), FCR (1.57±0.03), dressing% (72.28±0.40), breast yield% (29.58±0.05), thigh yield% (31.61±0.30) and blood biochemical parameters. Superior (P£0.05) antibody response against ND and IB were recorded in birds exposed to Actigen™ supplemented diet @ 0.6 g/Kg.  It was concluded that Actigen™ supplementation @ 0.6 g/Kg corroborated to improve growth, carcass traits, blood biochemistry and antibody response in broilers.
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