Effects of dietary energy and vitamin c on growth performance of hroiler chicks raised in hot climates

Ahmod S. Hussein

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    Two experiments were con tin cted to determine the effect of dietary energy and vitamin C interaction on growth performance using broiler chicks of a commercial strain raised under hot climates, Experiment 1, a 2K-day trial, examined the effects of providing high levels of dietary encigy in the form of corn oil on growth performance of broilers. Four dietary treatments consisted of feeding the basal diet alone or with graded levds of corn oil to provide increases of 5, 10, and 15% ME. A 15% increase of MR significantly improved body weight and gahVfccd ratio of broiler chides. Experiment 2, a 49-day trial, examined the interactive effects of dietary energy and vitamin C on growth performance. Dietary treatments provided two levels of energy (basal or added 15% ME) and two levels of vitamin C (0 or 2Q0mg/kg) in a complete factorial design. 'Hie addition of dietary energy to the basal diet significantly improved gain/feed ratio while vitamin C alone insignificantly improved gaiiVfecd ratio. Hie results indicated that diemry corn oil could alleviate some negmive effects of heat stress.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-62
    Number of pages14
    JournalEmirates Journal of Food and Agriculture
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • Broilers
    • Corn oil
    • Energy
    • Hotclirmtes
    • Vitamin C

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • Agronomy and Crop Science


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