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Effect of Dietary Processed Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata) Seeds on Broiler Performance and Internal Organ Weights

Effect of Dietary Processed Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata) Seeds on Broiler Performance and Internal Organ Weights

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Title: Effect of Dietary Processed Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata) Seeds on Broiler Performance and Internal Organ Weights
Author: Belal, Nasara Gumaa; Abdelati, Khadiga Abbas; Albala, Sami
Abstract: In the current experiment, cowpea seeds were subjected to three treatments (de-hulling, de-hulling roasting and supplementation with 0.25g/kg enzymes). Then treated and untreated cowpea seeds were incorporated in broiler diets at 15%. De-hulling and de-hulling-roasting of the seeds reduced tannin and trypsin. Feed intake, body weight gain and protein intake were significantly (P<0.05) affected by dietary treatments. Their higher values observed at birds that received enzymes treated cowpea seeds. Feed conversion ratio was not significantly (P>0.05) affected by dietary treatments. Better PER was recorded in birds recieved enzymes treated cowpea seeds. The relative weights of pancreas, liver and gizzard were significantly (P< 0.05) increased in birds fed raw cowpea seeds.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17878
Date: 2015-12-20


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