Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
Research Article

Impact of Diet Supplemented by Coconut Milk on Corticosterone and Acute Phase Protein Level under High Stocking Density

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Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Agriculture Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII)-East and North-East Branch, Mashhad, Iran

Acta Vet Eurasia 2016; 42: 26-30
DOI: 10.16988/iuvfd.2016.80560
Read: 703 Downloads: 287 Published: 22 December 2019

The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of coconut milk supplementation on corticosterone and acute phase protein level under high stocking density. A total 300 Cobb 500 male chicks were placed in cages and stocked as 10 birds/cage (normal stocking density) and 15 birds/cage (high stocking density). The treatments were as (i) control diet and stocked at 10 and 15 birds/cage (ii) control diet + 3% coconut milk from 1-42 day and stocked at 10 and 15 birds/cage (iii) control diet + 5% coconut milk from 1-42 day and stocked at 10 and 15 birds/cage. On day 42, 20 birds per treatment were slaughtered to collect blood samples. The results showed higher level of corticosterone and acute phase protein level in control diet compare to other supplemented diets with coconut milk. In conclusion, coconut milk decreased the level of corticosterone and acute phase protein when chicks were subjected to high stocking density.

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