Effect of fiber source diet supplement on growth performance, carcass quality, oxidative stress and intestinal morphology in Thai native chicken (Pradu Hang dum) https://doi.org/10.12982/VIS.2023.026

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Patcharee Kanjak
Wanaporn Tapingkae
Chompunut Lumsangkul
Tossapol Moonmanee
Wipasiri Chaiphun
Suwit Chotinun
Mongkol Yachai
Montri Punyatong


Dietary fiber was used for reduce feed cost in local animal production. However, other advantages effects were interesting to study. Therefore, the objective of this research was to investigated effect of fiber source diet on performance, carcass quality, oxidative stress and intestinal morphology in Thai native chicken. A total of 300 one-day-old (mixed sex) crossbred native chicks (Pradu Hang dum) were randomly assigned to 5 treatments in completely randomized design (CRD). Each treatment had 10 replicates with the crossbred native chickens 6 bird/replicates (1 to 12 weeks of age) were given different levels of banana stem and Napier grass. Treatment diets received as follows a basal diet; 100%, no supplement or control group (CON), basal diet; 95%, 90% supplemented with the banana stem at 50 g/kg, 100 g/kg (BS 5%, BS 10%) of diet, respectively, and basal diet; 95%, 90% supplemented with the Napier grass at 50 g/kg, 100 g/kg (NG 5%, NG 10%) of diet, respectively. The results of the study showed that the use of fiber source: banana stem at 50 g/kg and Napier grass 100 g/kg of the diet improved growth performance. The result showed benefits to increase body weight, improve feed conversion ratio (FCR) and feed cost per gain (FCG), improve to gut health by increase villus height (VH), Villus width (VW) in duodenal and jejunal small intestine morphology, reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in serum (p < 0.001). In addition, significantly higher thigh meat percentage (p < 0.05) without effecting visceral weight and overall carcass percentage. 

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Kanjak, P., Tapingkae, W. ., Lumsangkul, C., Moonmanee, T., Chaiphun, W., Chotinun, S., Yachai, M. ., & Punyatong, M. (2023). Effect of fiber source diet supplement on growth performance, carcass quality, oxidative stress and intestinal morphology in Thai native chicken (Pradu Hang dum): https://doi.org/10.12982/VIS.2023.026. Veterinary Integrative Sciences, 21(2), 365–381. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/vis/article/view/260886
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