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Inclusion of Acerola Meal in Replacement Corn in Feeding of Broiler Chickens

Grant number: 10/00145-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Principal Investigator:Valquíria Cação Cruz-Polycarpo
Grantee:Leonardo Henrique Zanetti
Host Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental de Dracena. Dracena , SP, Brazil


The objective of this work is to study the benefits of inclusion of acerola meal (Malpighia emarginata D.C.) in broiler chickens feeding. For this, we will use 840 birds distributed in a randomized complete block design with four treatments and seven replicates. The treatments are: T0: basal diet (control treatment) - not including acerola meal in replacing corn, T5: inclusion of 5% acerola meal in replacing corn, T10: inclusion of 10% acerola meal in replacing corn, T15: inclusion of 15% acerola meal in replacing corn. It will be obtained data on performance, serum biochemical parameters and production cost of broilers. Statistical analysis of data will be made by analysis of variance and to test the significance between treatment means will be used Tukey test at 5% probability.

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