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Effect of Phase Feeding Supplemental Fungus Myceliated Grain on Oocyst Excretion and Performance of Broiler Chickens

1. W.L. Willis; 2. O.S. Isikhuemhen; 1. S. Hurley; 2. E.I. Ohimain
1. Department of Animal Science, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411, USA; 2. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411, USA
Abstract :
An experiment was conducted to investigate Fungus Myceliated Grain (FMG) feed inclusion
strategies for broilers and the effects of this feed on natural Eimeria oocyst excretion and bird performance.
Two hundred ninety-four straight-run day-of-hatch broiler chicks were obtained from a local commercial
hatchery and randomly distributed in seven treatment groups with three replications of 14 chicks as follows:
1) Control-No FMG; 2) 5% FMG-starter feed; 3) 5% FMG-grower feed; 4) 5% FMG-starter, grower, finisher
feed; 5) 10% FMG-starter feed; 6) 10% FMG-grower feed and 7) 10% FMG starter, grower, finisher feed. Fecal
oocyst count, mortality, live body and bursa weight were determined at the end of the 7 wk trial. Results
showed that broilers in treatments 1 and 2 produced the highest counts of Eimeria, which was significantly
higher than that of treatment 6 (p<0.05) with the lowest count of Eimeria. Mortality was not significantly
influenced by treatments. There were significant differences in the live and bursa weights, but not in the
relative bursa percent. The results suggest the best response in terms of anticoccidial protection occurs with
the 10% inclusion in the growers feed and for body weight at the 5% inclusion level in the starter feed.
Keywords :
Broilers, fungus myceliated grain, Eimeria

Date Deposited : 30 Apr 2014 14:31

Last Modified : 30 Apr 2014 14:31

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Volume 10, Number 1, - 2011 , ISSN 1682-8356

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