Effect of Monosodium Glutamate on Performance, Blood Characteristics and Carcass Quality of Broiler Chicks.

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2015-06-22
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Abd EL Basit ELA min, Mohamed
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UOFK
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The effects of broiler diets supplementation with various levels of monosodium glutamate (0.00, 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00%) on performance, blood characteristics and carcass quality of Hypeco broiler chicks were investigated. Results obtained revealed that monosodium glutamate (MSG) at these levels had no significant effects (P>0.05) on feed intake, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, weight of the visceral organs, mortality rate, or on the value of hemoglobin concentration (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) or the differential leucocytes count. The only parameter that was encountered to be significantly affected (P<0.0l) was the RBCs count. Chicks fed 1% dietary MSG showed lower RBCs count. On the basis of the results obtained here one can conclude that dietary MSG up to 1% reduced the RBCs count but did not affect feed intake, body weight gain or carcass characteristics.
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Monosodium Glutamate,Performance, Blood Characteristics,Carcass Quality ,Broiler Chicks.
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