Mean Cloacal Temperature (°C) Feed Consumption (kg) Water Intake (L) Liveweight Gain (kg)
Day Experimental Control Experimental Control Experimental Control Experimental Control
7 41.56 ± 0.11a 41.53 ± 0.12 0.95 ± 0.03 1.8 ± 0.06 5.4 ± 0.03 3.64 ± 0.02 0.36 ± 0.01 0.34 ± 0.01
14 41.63 ± 0.11 41.63 ± 0.13 1.65 ± 0.05 1.05 ± 0.02 5.5 ± 0.02 5.53 ± 0.07 Not Recorded Not Recorded
21 41.70 ± 0.09b 41.77 ± 0.13 1.65 ± 0.18 2.3 ± 0.02 5.63 ± 0.02 4.5 ± 0.02 0.71 ± 0.01 0.62 ± 0.02
Mean ± SEM 41.63 ± 0.10 41.64 ± 0.13 1.42 ± 0.09 1.72 ± 0.03 5.51 ± 0.02 4.56 ± 0.04 0.54 ± 0.01 0.48 ± 0.02
Percentage (%) difference between
Days 7 and 21
0.34 0.58 73.68 27.77 4.26 23.63 97.22 82.35
Table 3: Effect of Betamint® Supplementation on Cloacal Temperature, Feed Consumption, Water Intake and Weight Gain in Pullets (n = 25) during the Hot-dry Season.