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Effects of Dietary Supplemental Vitamins and Periods of Administration on Growth Performance and Antibody Titre of Broiler Chickens Vaccinated against Newcastle Disease

Odutayo, O. J.; Sogunle, O. M.; Adeyemi, O.A.; Sonibare, A.O.; Oluwayinka, E.B.; Ekunseitan, D.A.; Safiyu1, K. K.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Malaysian Journal of Animal Science (issn: 1394-3227, eissn: 1394-3227, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Malaysian Society of Animal Production
Abstract
This study investigated the effects of supplemental vitamins and varying administration periods on growth performance and antibody titre of broiler chickens vaccinated against Newcastle Disease (ND). A total of 300 unvaccinated against ND Arbor Acre day-old chicks were used for the study for 8 wk. Birds were brooded together on day 1 of age, and 30 chicks were selected randomly for evaluating the maternally derived antibody titre against ND. At 2 days of age, the remaining 270 chicks were divided based on weight equalization into 9 treatment groups and replicated thrice. The 9 treatments consisted of a factorial arrangement of 4 supplemental vitamins (A, C, E an...
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free text keywords: Growth performance, antibody titre, Newcastle disease, vitamins, broiler chickens, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Animal biochemistry, QP501-801
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