Browsing by Subject The effect of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) by products on performance of unsexed cobb-500 broiler chickens was investigated. The birds were divided into four dietary treatments having 3 replicates and 8 birds per replicate in a completely randomized design: Control (Basal diet), T1 (Basal diet + 0.8% dry jackfruit by products on DM basis), T2 (Basal diet + 1.2% on dry jackfruit by products on basis), T3 (Basal diet + 0.8% fermented jackfruit by products on DM basis) and T4 (Basal diet + 1.2% fermented jackfruit by products on DM basis). The results revealed that overall average daily gain (ADG) differed significantly (P<0.05) in all treatment groups compared to control. The average daily feed intake (ADFI) remained unchanged (P<0.05) among all the dietary groups. Feed conversion ratio of birds in treated group were the same and significantly better (P<0.05) than the control group. All visceral and total lymphatic organs weight remained unchanged in all treatment groups in comparison to control. Dressed weight significantly increased (P<0.05) in treatment groups particularly in T3. A significant rise in blood HDL levels and a fall in serum LDL and triglyceride levels which is compared to the control group. Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) considerably (P<0.05) lower in all additive treatment groups than in the control. The net profit from supplemented group differed significantly (P<0.001) than the control. Finally, dry and fermented Artocarpus heterophyllus by products increased ADG, serum HDL level, net profit and decreased FCR, serum LDL, triglyceride level and TBARS of meat. Hence, jackfruit by products showed beneficial effects on broiler and can be a potential source to be used as feed additives in broiler.

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