Cocoa pod husk with enzyme supplementation is a potential feed ingredient in broiler diets

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dc.contributor.author Nortey, T.N.
dc.contributor.author Ewusi, I.
dc.contributor.author Kpogo, L.A.
dc.contributor.author Oddoye, E.O.K.
dc.contributor.author Naazie, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-05T17:25:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-05T17:25:44Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1213784
dc.identifier.other Vol. 27(5)
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/25326
dc.description.abstract The aim of the trial was to evaluate the performance of broilers fed diets containing varying levels of cocoa pod husk. The diets were supplemented with either phytase, an enzyme cocktail or both. Three hundred and sixty Cobb broiler day-old chicks were randomly assigned to 12 experimental treatments, replicated three times in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). The diets had three levels of CPH inclusion; 0%, 5% and 7.5% (starter), and 0%, 7% and 10% (finisher) and these were further sub-divided into four. Each portion was treated with, i) no enzyme, ii) phytase (200g per ton of complete feed) only, iii) a commercial enzymes cocktail (250g per ton of complete feed) only and iv) a combination of both enzymes. At the end of the trial on day 57, six birds per treatment were used for carcass analysis. There were no significant differences (P>0.05) among the treatment diets for any of the production parameters studied. Dressing percentages for birds on 0, 7 and 10% CPH, and without enzymes were 72.9, 65.0 and 61.2% respectively and these were lower (P<0.05) than that for birds on diets supplemented with a combination of phytase plus an enzyme cocktail (73.2, 73.2 and 69.8% respectively). The dressing percentage of birds fed on enzyme treated diets was better (P<0.05) than that for birds fed on diets without added enzymes (72.03 vs 66.36% respectively). Cocoa pod husk plus exogenous enzymes can effectively be used as an ingredient in broilers diets without adversely affecting performance or cost of production. © 2015 Fundacion CIPAV. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Livestock Research for Rural Development en_US
dc.subject Broilers en_US
dc.subject Carcass characteristics en_US
dc.subject Cocoa pod husk en_US
dc.subject Enzymes en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title Cocoa pod husk with enzyme supplementation is a potential feed ingredient in broiler diets en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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