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Title: Effect of dietary supplementation of sodium butyrate on growth performance and feed utilization of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fries
Authors: Ali, Tamer El-Sayed
El-Sayed, Abdelfattah Mohamed
Eissa, Mohamed Abdel-Razek
Hanafi, Hebatollah Moustafa
Keywords: Feed additive;Sodium butyrate;Feed utilization;Growth performance;Oreochromis niloticus
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study was to evaluate the effect of different levels of sodium butyrate as a feed additive on growth performance, feed utilization and body biochemical composition of Oreochromis niloticus fries. Five diets containing supplementation at levels of 0, 0.5, 1, 2 and 3% were fed to fries of Nile tilapia (1 g) at a daily rate of 20 % of their body weight during the first month, reduced to 15% in the last two weeks. Growth performance parameters increased significantly (P<0.05) with applying dietary sodium butyrate. The highest growth was obtained at 2% sodium butyrate level and the lowest feed conversion ratio was obtained at 2% and 3% levels. No effect was detected on the body composition by supplementing of sodium butyrate.
Page(s): 2071-2076
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(10) [October 2018]

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