Effects of monensin sodium and xylanase on broiler growth performance

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dc.contributor.author Wright, Tonja L.
dc.contributor.author Delfelder, C.J.
dc.contributor.author Beyer, R. Scott
dc.contributor.author Stark, Charles R.
dc.contributor.author Evans, C.E.
dc.contributor.author Yoder, Ashton D.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Cassandra K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-31T19:20:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-31T19:20:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/39920
dc.description.abstract In looking at today’s society, many poultry consumers want more birds that are all natural; without medications, antibiotics, antimicrobials and vaccines. This past year the medicated feed that was readily available to customers for their chicks has been pulled and only can be prescribed by a veterinarian. In this research project the alternatives are going from Coban 90, better known to most as monensin sodium, to xylanase, which both has an enzyme that will help to improve the nutrient digestibility in high fiber diets, only monensin sodium is medicated. The objective to this research is to evaluate if xylanase can replace monensin sodium and improve the digestibility in the different fiber diets without the ability of the microbial use to prevent coccidiosis, which will be looked at in this research. There were 216 day old chicks that were put into different batteries. Six chicks per cage were divided up into six different study groups. For the controls corn based and wheat based feeds were used. The other variables were corn with monensin sodium, wheat with monensin sodium, corn with xylanase, and the last was wheat with xylanase. These chicks were fed for twenty-one days. Once a week the chick’s body weight and feed intake was recorded. Their weight was recorded to determine their body weight gain, their total feed intake, and their feed conversion ratio (FCR). The program that was used GLIMMIX procedure of SAS to analyze our data. In the program batteries were used as the experimental unit and treatment as the fixed effect. The treatment affected the final body weight, feed intake, and FCR (p<0.01). The corn-based control diet had improved (p<0.05) FCR compared to the wheat-based control diet. In the corn-based diets, monensin sodium or xylanase didn’t improve (p>0.05) FCR compared to the corn-based diets, as the wheat-based diets had a lot of fiber in them. In the wheat-based diets, xylanase (p<0.05) improved the FCR, but monensin sodium did not (p>0.05).In conclusion, this study leads future researchers to say that xylanase does improve the nutrient digestibility in wheat-based diets, being comparable to the corn-based diets. Looking at monensin sodium, there was little to show that feeding antimicrobials worked in this environment. Further research will need to be conducted in different environments to see if xylanase works as well, or if an antimicrobial would need to be used.
dc.language.iso en_US
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dc.subject Spring 2017
dc.title Effects of monensin sodium and xylanase on broiler growth performance
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 2017
dc.citation.ctitle Animal Sciences and Industry Undergraduate Research Symposium, Spring 2017
dc.description.conference Animal Sciences and Industry Undergraduate Research Symposium, Spring 2017


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