Effects of feeding prosopis juliflora pods with and without exogenous enzyme on performance, meat quality and health of broiler chickens

W. Al-Marzooqi, K. Al-Kharousi, I. T. Kadim, O. Mahgoub, S. Zekri, R. Al-Maqbaly, M. Al-Busaidi

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Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the use of Prosopis juliflora pods as a partial replacement of corn as a source of energy for growing broiler chicken. The main objective of Experiment 1, an ileal digestibility assay, was to assess the nutritional value of Prosopis juliflora pods compared with corn for feeding broiler chicken. The two test ingredients, Prosopis juliflora pods and corn were given alone to determine apparent metabolizable energy (AME) and apparent ileal digestibility of crude fibre. Prosopis juliflora pods had significantly lower AME content (10.64 vs 15.26 MJ/kg) and lower apparent ileal digestibility coefficient for crude fibre (0.24 vs 0.63) than corn (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-88
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Poultry Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Broiler chicks
  • Ileal digestibility
  • Meat quality
  • Performance
  • Prosopis juliflora pods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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