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Study of Non Starch Polysaccharide Enzymes in Relation to Performance and Commercial Utilization of Low Energy Cereal Based Diet in Broiler Chickens

Surajit Baksi Pravinsinh Chauhan Nirav Rao Ashish Chauhan
Vol 8(1), 84-89

This experiment was performed to evaluate the effect of Non starch polysaccharide (NSP) enzymes product (a mixture of xylanase, cellulase, hemicellulase, β-glucanase, α-amylase, protease, pectinase and β-mannanase), supplemented in cereal based diet on broiler performance. Total 120 day old broiler birds were randomly divided in two experimental groups. Control group received normal cereal based diet and treatment group received NSP enzyme mixed diet (1g/kg of diet). The results showed that NSP supplemented diet improved body weight gain by 5.1% (p<0.05) and also improved feed conversion ratio (FCR) by 5.21% (p<0.05). Nutrient retention also increased significantly (p<0.05) in treatment group as compared to control. No significant difference found in feed intake between groups, however intestinal viscosity and intestinal pH were reduced significantly in treated group. The results suggest that supplementation of NSP enzyme to cereal based diet improves digestibility, reduce the viscosity of gut and improves the performance of birds.

Keywords : Broilers Digestibility Non Starch Polysaccharide Enzymes

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