Efect of incremental levels of apple pomace and multi enzyme on performance, immune response, gut development and blood biochemical parameters of broiler chickens

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Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch

Abstract

Purpose During the apple processing procedures, a large amount of apple pomace is generated which is contains peel, core, seed, calyx, stem, and soft issue. The polyphenolic compounds in apple pomace are strong antioxidants that are able to counterbalance the free radicals; also, it is a rich source of many nutrients such as carbohydrates, minerals, fber except protein. The experiment was conducted to investigate the efect of diferent levels of dried apple pomace in broilers diet. Methods The incremental levels of dried apple pomace (4, 8, 12, 16 and 20%) with and without enzyme were used in broilers diet (8 dietary treatments). The growth performance, immune response, gut development, antioxidant capacity (TAC) and blood biochemical parameters were evaluated. Results The lowest daily weight gain, body weight and poorest feed conversion ratio was obtained by F treatment (P

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