Feed quantitative restriction and coenzyme Q10 level on performance, plasma lipoproteins and organ weights of broiler chicks

H. Jahanpour  -  Department of Animal Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
*M. Chamani  -  Department of Animal Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
A.R. Seidavi  -  Department of Animal Science, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
A.A. Sadeghi  -  Department of Animal Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
M. Amin-Afshar  -  Department of Animal Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Received: 1 Jun 2018; Published: 11 Dec 2018.
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An experiment was conduct in order to investigate the effects of feed restriction level and duration and dietary coenzyme Q10 level on growth performance, organ characteristics and plasma lipoproteins. A factorial arangment based on a completely randomized design was performed using two levels of feed restriction (10 and 20% less than the standard Ross strain 308 guidelines), two levels of restriction duration (7 and 14 days) and three levels of coenzyme Q10 (0, 20 and 40 mg/kg feed). The results of the experiment showed that restriction intensity had significant effect on feed intake in first, second and sixth weeks of age (P<0.05), body weight gain in second and sixth weeks of age (P<0.05), and feed conversion ratio in first week of age (P<0.05). Restriction duration had significant effect on feed intake in third week of age (P<0.05), and feed conversion ratio in third and sixth weeks of age (P<0.05). Coenzyme Q level had significant effect on feed intake in first and sixth weeks of age (P<0.05), body weight gain in second, fifth and sixth weeks of age (P<0.05), and feed conversion ratio in second and sixth weeks of age (P<0.05).  In conclusion, considering the positive effects of feed restriction and coenzyme Q10 on broiler yield, the simaltaneous use of feed restriction strategy and dietary coenzyme Q10 can be considered as a management program in order to improvement of broiler productivity.
Keywords: feed intake; growth; feed conversion ratio; HDL; kidney

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