Effect of Arbocel on the Fecal and Litter Moisture Content of Broilers Chicks

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  • U. N. Okehie Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • E. U. Ahiwe Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • E. B. Etuk Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • O. O. Emenalom Federal University of Technology Owerri

Abstract

The effect of Arbocel® fine in broiler production in the tropical country of Nigeria was determined. Arbocel® fine was added to formulated broiler starter and finisher diets at 0.0, 0.6 and 0.8% inclusion levels, respectively, partially replacing wheat offal.144- day broiler chicks were divided into 3 treatment groups and assigned to the three treatment diets in a complete randomized design (CRD) experiment replicated 4 times. Starter and finisher rations were fed to the broilers during 0-28 and 29-56 days of age, respectively. Results showed reductions in both faecal and litter moisture contents. Therefore, the use of 0.6 and 0.8% Arbocel® fine in broiler diets can be incorporated in broiler diets to improve the faecal and litter moisture condition of the birds.

Author Biographies

U. N. Okehie, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science andTechnology 

E. U. Ahiwe, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science andTechnology 

E. B. Etuk, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science and Technology 

O. O. Emenalom, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science andTechnology 

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2024-07-09

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Okehie, U. N., Ahiwe, E. U. ., Etuk, E. B., & Emenalom, O. O. . (2024). Effect of Arbocel on the Fecal and Litter Moisture Content of Broilers Chicks. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1400–1401. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6555

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