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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci > Volume 2(1); 1989 > Article
Swine Nutrition and Feed Technology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1989;2(1): 17-21.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1989.17    Published online March 1, 1989.
Effect of feeding clomiphene citrate on carcass composition of broiler
M. A. Ali, B. K. Shingari
Abstract
Four seasonal trials were conducted to study the effect of feeding clomiphene citrate on carcass composition of broilers. It was fed at 5, 10, 15 mg levels per kg feed for a period of two weeks, 3-4 weeks (S1), 4-5 weeks (S2) and 5-5 weeks (S3) of age. Total carcasses were analysed for moisture, ether extract and protein. Clomiphene citrate significantly decreased the moisture with concomitant increase in ether extract content of the carcasses at all the ages and seasons. Carcass protein was significantly decreased at all the ages and seasons. The responses in the different level of clomiphene citrate is dose dependent. The carcass moisture decreased with age while protein and ether extract contents increased in all seasons. The females had more ether extract and less moisture contents than male. The carcass ether extract was higher in summer and rainy seasons followed by spring and winter seasons, and the differences were significant. A concomitant significant decrease of carcass moisture was observed. The effect of seasons on carcass protein varied at different ages but there appeared to be a trend towards decreasing carcass protein in summer and rainy seasons than winter and spring seasons.
Keywords: Clomiphene Citrate; Age; Season; Sex; Carcass Composition


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