+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Effects of Guar Bean, Guar Meal and Guar Gum on Productive Performance of Broiler Chicks

Effects of Guar Bean, Guar Meal and Guar Gum on Productive Performance of Broiler Chicks

Using guar meal in poultry nutrition is limited because of its anti-nutritional content. This study was set up to evaluate whether or not anti-nutritional compounds other than residual Guar Gum (GG) contribute to Guar Meal (GM) relatively poor feeding value for poultry. One hundred eighty one-d-old broiler chicks were randomly distributed among 3 treatments with 4 replicates of 15 chicks each. Three dietary treatments were prepared in which the same dietary concentration of GG was supplemented to growing broilers as pure GG, GM or Guar Bean (GB). All diets were calculated to contain 1.35% GG. Chicks were assigned to one of the following treatments: (1) broiler diet reformulated with 3.85% GB, broiler diet reformulated with 2.5% GM and broiler diet with 1.35% GG. Feed consumption, body weight, b. wt. gain, feed conversion ratio and mortality rate were recorded at weekly intervals from 1-35 d. Total feed consumption recorded from 1-21 was significantly higher in chicks fed 3.85% GB versus those fed 1.35% GG. Total feed consumption from 22-35 and 1-35 day was significantly higher in chicks fed 3.85% GM than those fed 3.85% GB. The final b. wt. at 35 d for chicks fed 1.35% GG were significantly lower than both chicks fed 2.5% GM and 3.85% GB. Significantly higher weight gains in 35-days-old broilers fed both whole (ground) GB and GM versus GG suggest anti-nutritional factors other than GG are not major contributors limiting GM use in poultry feeds.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 036910575

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Studies on designing a pilot plant for the production of detoxified guar meal and guar gum from guar seeds cyamopsis psoralioides physico chemical constants. Pakistan Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research 31(7): 521-523, 1988

Effect of different levels of autoclaved guar meal on the performance of broiler chicks. Pakistan Veterinary Journal 10(1): 46-48, 1990

Primitive weedy forms of guar, adak guar possible missing link in the domestication of guar. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 58(7): 961-966, 2011

Effect of feeding guar gum and of guar meal on nitrogen balance and on the intestinal absorption of amino acid. Journal of Research Punjab Agricultural University. 8: 2, 227-231, 1971

The effect of processing on the nutritional value of guar meal for broiler chicks. British Poultry Science 8(4): 243-250, 1967

Effects of guar meal by-product with and without beta-mannanase Hemicell on broiler performance. Poultry Science 84(8): 1261-1267, 2005

Nutritive value of guar seed (crushed) and guar meal. Indian Vet. J, 47: 66-70, 1970

Nutritive value of ethanol extracted toasted guar meal for broiler chicks. Journal of Research Punjab Agricultural University 22(4): 742-746, 1985

Guar meal ameliorates Eimeria tenella infection in broiler chicks. Veterinary Parasitology 157(1-2): 133-138, 2008

Feeding of fermented guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Taub.) meal to broiler chicks. Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management 14(1): 40-44, 1998

Feeding of guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) meal to poultry. 1. Growth of commercial broiler chicks. Indian Journal of Poultry Science 20(3): 188-193, 1985

Effect of industrially discarded guar seed cyamopsis tetragonoloba l taub vis a vis protected guar meal on rumen metabolic profile and blood biochemical constituents in growing buffalo calves. Indian Veterinary Journal 66(2): 149-153, 1989

Guar foaming albumin: a low molecular mass protein with high foaming activity and foam stability isolated from guar meal. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56(19): 9200-9205, 2008

Beneficial effects of palatable guar and guar plus fructose diets in diabetic children. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica 76(1): 76-81, 1987

Biological assay of guar meal (Cyamopsis psoraloides) on growth rate of Hariana calves. 1. Guar meal as a substitute for groundnut cake in actively growing Hariana calves. Indian Vet. J, 44: 1061-1068, 1967