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Effect of High-Protein Diet on Body Weight and Pectoralis Thoracicus Muscle Performance on Pelung and Broiler Chicken (Gallus Gallus Domesticus)
September 2012
Htssg Saragih, Bs Daryono

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Abstract

. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of high-protein diet on body weight and Pectoralis thoracicus muscle performance of Pelung and broiler chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) from 1 to 14 days of age. Sixty broilers and Pelung day old chickens (DOC) were fed with high-protein diet containing 25% crude protein (CP) and low-protein diet containing 10% crude protein. The birds were divided into 4 groups, each contained 15 birds. As the control groups, group 1 and group 2 (broilers) were given high protein diet and low protein diet, respectively for 14 days, while group 3 and group 4 (Pelung chickens) were fed on high protein diet and low protein diet, respectively for 14 days. All birds were grown up to 14 days. Variables measured were body weight, Pectoralis thoracicus weight and area, and myofiber diameter. At 1; 7 and 14 days, pectoralis muscles were dissected and measurements were conducted. Data were statistically analyzed using the ANOVA of One Way Classification, followed by Tukey test. The results showed that Pelung chicken have lower body weight, Pectoralis thoracicus weight and area, and myofiber diameter compared to broiler chicken. Pelung chicken fed on high-protein diet showed higher body weight, Pectoralis thoracicus weight and area, and myofiber diameter at 7 and 14 days compared to the Pelung fed on low-protein diet. In conclusion, high-protein diet succeeded to support body weight and Pectoralis thoracicus muscle performance in broiler and pelung chickens.

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