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Biochemical Analysis on Blood and Crop Contents of Household Chickens Along With Their Production and Health Status in Bangladesh
S. K. M. A. Islam, M. Alauddin1, M. M. Hassan, S. A. Khan, M. R. Alam, M. B. Hossain, A. S. M. L. Ahasan, A. K. M. Saifuddin, S. Sultana, H. M. Tun2, A. H. Shaikat, N. C. Debnath and M. A. Hoque*
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong, Bangladesh-4202; 1Faculty of Biological Science, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh-4243; 2School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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This study aimed to assess the biochemical parameters of household chickens at crop and blood levels and measure the body weight. For this purpose, 350 Deshi (local) and 27 Fayoumi day old chicks were reared in 2 separate brooders within a house for 15 days. Body weight, serum total protein and calcium levels of these chicks were evaluated on day 0 and 15. After control house trial, birds were distributed among the selected households. Again, body weights and certain biochemical parameters were assessed from randomly selected birds at 60, 120 and 180 days of age. Fayoumi birds gained higher weight (P<0.001) than at control trial, whereas Deshi birds attained better weight (P<0.001) at household. Crop contents were dominated by carbohydrate. The level of crude proteins and calcium in crop contents increased along with age regardless of bird types. The average phosphorous in the crop contents was 0.3% (60 days), 2.6% (120) and 0.7% (180) regardless of bird types. Both serum total protein (P<0.05) and calcium (P<0.05) were significantly difference in between bird types at control house study. In conclusion, Deshi birds attained higher weight at household. The crude protein was below standard. Calcium and Phosphorous levels in the crop contents varied with ages, regardless of bird types.

Key words: Bangladesh, Deshi (Local), Fayoumi chicken, Nutrients, Production


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