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Methionine Supplementation Options in Poultry

V.H. Kalbande1, K. Ravikanth2, S. Maini2 and D.S. Rekhe2
1College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Shirval Maharashtra India 2Ayurvet Limited, Baddi, (H.P.), India
Abstract :

Methionine is essential or limiting amino acid for poultry. An experiment was conducted to determine the comparative efficacy of DL-methionine and herbal methionine supplement on growth and performance of broiler chickens. Three hundred commercial broiler (VenCobb) chicks were procured and randomly divided into three groups (n = 100), one control (T ) and two treatments (T and T ). All the groups 0 1 2 were offered standard maize-soyabean meal based ration. T was offered herbal sources of methionine 1 (Methiorep®, supplied by Ayurvet Ltd., India) @1kg/tonne of feed and T was administered DL- methionine@ 2 1 kg/tonne of feed from 0-42 days. A significant improvement in overall growth and performance was observed in birds supplemented with methionine. This study demonstrates that herbal methionine can replace  DL-methionine very efficiently when used at the rate 1 g/kg diet of commercial broiler chicken.

Keywords :
DL-methionine, herbal methionine, growth, performance, fatty liver, hypocholesterolemic

Date Deposited : 06 Jul 2011 08:27

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Volume 8, Number 6, - 2009 , ISSN 1682-8356

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