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AAB | Articles | Volume 62, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 297–304, 2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 297–304, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original study 29 May 2019

Original study | 29 May 2019

Effect of a low-energy and enzyme-supplemented diet on broiler chicken growth, carcass traits and meat quality

Elsayed O. S. Hussein et al.
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This study evaluated the impact of a low metabolizable energy diet supplemented with a multienzyme blend on the growth performance, carcass traits and meat quality of chickens. From findings, the low metabolizable energy supplemented with the enzyme complex did not influence most of performance parameters and carcass traits of chickens; however, adding enzymes to a low-energy diet is an effective strategy to improve the meat quality criteria and small intestine characteristics.
This study evaluated the impact of a low metabolizable energy diet supplemented with a...