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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Comparative studies on the morphometry and percent organ weights of digestive tract in commercial broiler and layer chicken

Author(s):
K Karthika, NS Sunilkumar, BA Dixy and Honey Sebastian
Abstract:
The weight of different components of digestive tract relative to the body weight of birds were studied in broiler and layer chicken of the same age group. The morphometric studies of the digestive tract were also carried out. The average weight of digestive tract found was 127.7±25.05 grams and 37.42±6.9 grams and the mean percent weight of digestive tract in the broiler chicken and layer chicken were 6.04±0.74 and 14.7±2.71 respectively. The present study revealed that the mean percent weight of digestive tract of the broiler chicken and layer chicken were significantly different and it was significantly higher in layer chicken than in broiler chicken of the same age group. The broiler chickens are sustained with improved dietary supplementation for the expanded bulk; in making the benefit to overall meat generation. While the layers are fed with a lowered dietary supplementation as compared to broilers, which is required to meet the metabolic activities and production of egg.
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How to cite this article:
K Karthika, NS Sunilkumar, BA Dixy, Honey Sebastian. Comparative studies on the morphometry and percent organ weights of digestive tract in commercial broiler and layer chicken. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):994-997.

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