Apparent ileal amino acids digestibility of four varieties of barley for two strains of chickens

W. Al-Marzooqi, I. T. Kadim, O. Mahgoub, M. Al-Busaidi, S. M. Al-Lawati, R. Al-Maqbaly, S. Al-Wheebi, A. N. Al-Bakery

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Abstract

The main objective of this study was to assess the nutritional value of four varieties of barley (Beecher, Jimah 54, Jimah 51 and Jimah 58) using commercial broiler and local poultry strains. Four experimental diets were formulated, representing four different varieties of barley and were evaluated using six replicates of eight birds per cage at 21 day of age. Cages were located in an environmentally controlled room maintained under conditions suitable for birds at this age with a photo-period of 23 h in every 24 h. Diets and water were offered on ad libitum basis. On the fourth day after the adaptation to the experimental diets, feed troughs were removed from every cage for 1 h and then reintroduced for 2 h. Then the birds were killed to allow for sampling of ileal digesta, from Meckel's diverticulum to the ileal-caecal-colonic injunction. Broiler birds showed significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-532
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Poultry Science
Volume9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Amino acids
  • Barley
  • Broiler
  • Ileal digestibility
  • Starin
  • Variety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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