Effect of Different Litters Supplemented with Chemical Agents on Broiler Carcass Components
- *Corresponding Author:
- Seidavi A
Department of Animal Science
Islamic Azad University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 04, 2015; Accepted Date: August 13, 2015; Published Date: August 22, 2015
Citation: Seidavi A, Taherparvar G, Asadpour L, Parés-Casanova PM (2015) Effect of Different Litters Supplemented with Chemical Agents on Broiler Carcass Components. J Fisheries Livest Prod 3:140. doi:10.4172/2332-2608.1000140
Copyright: © 2015 Seidavi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The objective of the study was to ascertain the effects of the litter type and its chemical supplementation on carcass characteristics, in broilers. An experiment was conducted based on a 3×3 factorial arrangement with three litter treatments (sand, wood shavings, and paper) and three chemical reagent treatments (no reagent, lime, and bentonite) with a total of 270 1-day old male Ross 308 broiler chicks, which were slaughtered at 42 days. Yields were not significantly affected (P<0.05) by the litter type, but there were statistically significant differences according to reagent treatments.