Effect of Butyric Acid on Carcass Characteristics and Serum Biochemical Parameters in Broiler Chicken

Authors

  • D. Nataraja Department of Poultry Science , Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru- 560024, KVAFSU, Karnataka, INDIA
  • V. Malathi Department of Livestock Production and Management, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru- 560024, KVAFSU, Karnataka, INDIA
  • Jayanaik Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru- 560024, KVAFSU, Karnataka, INDIA
  • J. N. Sreedhara Department of Poultry Science , Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru- 560024, KVAFSU, Karnataka, INDIA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20191025054221

Keywords:

Abdominal Fat, Butyric Acid, Broilers, Cholesterol, Carcass

Abstract

A biological experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of butyric acid on carcass characteristics and
serum biochemical parameters in broiler chicken. The experiment consisted of 4 experimental diets. 600
day-old broiler chicks were randomly assigned to one of the four dietary treatments containing 150 chicks
each: T1 (basal diet), T2 (basal diet + 0.1 % butyric acid), T3 (basal diet + 0.2 % butyric acid) and T4
(basal diet + 0.4 % butyric acid). Dressing per cent, abdominal fat per cent, relative weights of liver and
spleen were found to be unaffected by butyric acid supplementation. Whereas, increase in the relative
weights of heart at 0.1 per cent and reduced weight of gizzard at 0.1 and 0.2 per cent levels of butyric acid
supplementation was recorded at the end of the trail. Significantly higher levels of albumin and uric acid
on day 42 and glucose on day 21 was recorded in butyric acid supplemented groups. Decreased levels of
globulin on day 42, cholesterol and creatinine levels during both 21 and 42nd days was noted. Serum levels
of ALT and ALP was lower at the end of trail in butyric acid supplemented groups.

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Published

31-03-2020

How to Cite

Nataraja, D., Malathi, V., Jayanaik, & Sreedhara, J. N. (2020). Effect of Butyric Acid on Carcass Characteristics and Serum Biochemical Parameters in Broiler Chicken . International Journal of Livestock Research, 10(3), 74–80. https://doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20191025054221

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