Comparison of Source and Levels of Sodium in Broilers Under Low Temperature Conditions (Report)
Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 2010, August 31, 42, 4
Pakistan Journal of Zoology
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Byline: Athar Mahmud, Zafar Hayat, Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, Anjum Khalique and Muhammad Younus - Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract.- The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of two sources of sodium at different levels on broiler performance, water consumption and blood Na concentration under low temperature conditions. Six corn-soy based experimental diets containing graded levels (0.15, 0.20 or 0.25 %) of sodium either from sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate were assigned to 240 day old Hubbard broilers. Higher level of sodium (0.25%) especially when the source was sodium chloride, resulted in an increase (P0.05). Water consumption was increased (P0.05) with the increasing level of Na in diet, but source of Na did not show any difference. Blood Na concentration showed a linear increase (P0.05) from low to high level of Na.
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- Category: Life Sciences
- Published: 31 August 2010
- Publisher: Asianet-Pakistan
- Print Length: 12 Pages
- Language: English