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Effect of Lysine and Methionine Supplementation on the Nutritional Value of Sorghum Gluten Meal Diets Fed To Chicks.

Effect of Lysine and Methionine Supplementation on the Nutritional Value of Sorghum Gluten Meal Diets Fed To Chicks.

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Title: Effect of Lysine and Methionine Supplementation on the Nutritional Value of Sorghum Gluten Meal Diets Fed To Chicks.
Author: Lubna Hassan Mohamed, Omer
Abstract: Two experiments were conducted to determine the effect of lysine and/or methionine supplementation to sorghum gluten meal (SGM) diets on the performance of chicks. Two hundred and fifty birds were used in the first experiment and one hundred and sixty birds in the second. The birds were kept in an open sided deep litter poultry house. The birds of the first experiment were fed on five experimental diets; sesame and groundnut meal diet supplemented with lysine and methionine, SGM unsupplemented diet, SGM diet supplemented with lysine, SGM diet supplemented with methionine, SGM diet supplemented with both lysine and methionine. The birds of the second experiment were fed on four SGM levels 0, 10, 20, 30 supplemented with lysine and methionine. In experiment (1) addition of 1.1 g/kg methionine alone had no significant effect on weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion ratio compared to supplemented diet. However, addition of 9.6 g/kg lysine alone or with 1.1 g/kg methionine improved (P<0.05) all three measures. In experiment (2), weight gain (Y) of the birds decreased as dietary SGM level (x) increased such that Y = 697.35 - 11.77 x. A similar relationship between feed intake (y) and SGM level (x) was observed Y = 1405-14.22 x. The dietary treatments (expt. 1 and 2) had no significant effect on liver, pancreas and abdominal fat relative weights.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/13728
Date: 2015-06-22


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