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Table 1 The effects of dietary supplementation of NSP-degrading enzymes, LYSOFORTE®, CreAMINO® and their combination on the growth performance of broiler chickens:

From: Are the energy matrix values of the different feed additives in broiler chicken diets could be summed?

Parameter T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 SEM P-value
Int. Wt. (g) 42.34 42.98 42.50 43.24 43.28 43.20 43.44 0.13 0.36
Starter period
BW (g) 423.65bc 437.60ab 415.09c 427.31abc 446.33a 429.99abc 421.60bc 2.88 0.05
BWG (g) 381.31bc 394.61ab 372.58c 384.07abc 403.04a 386.79abc 378.16bc 2.85 0.05
FI (g) 465.64bc 488.01ab 459.79c 464.02bc 496.15a 470.47bc 476.53abc 3.60 0.02
FCR 1.22 1.23 1.23 1.21 1.23 1.21 1.26 0.005 0.07
Grower period
BW(g) 1073.15bc 1112.31ab 1034.32c 1109.44abc 1159.91a 1089.62abc 1065.89bc 10.02 0.02
BWG (g) 649.50bc 674.71abc 619.23c 682.12ab 713.58a 659.62abc 644.29bc 7.51 0.03
FI (g) 1062.82 1097.29 1037.18 1067.67 1118.65 1061.87 1073.78 9.14 0.39
FCR 1.63ab 1.62ab 1.67a 1.56c 1.57c 1.60bc 1.66a 0.008 0.001
Finisher period
BW(g) 2188.32d 2275.40 cd 2363.88bc 2459.90ab 2519.21a 2491.28ab 2275.00 cd 22.72 0.001
BWG(g) 1115.17 b 1163.08 b 1329.56 a 1350.46a 1359.30a 1401.66a 2258.22b 20.43 0.001
FI(g) 2256.98 2302.51 2150.40 2305.30 2365.53 2263.14 2217.22 24.97 0.34
FCR 2.03a 1.98a 1.63bc 1.70bc 1.74bc 1.61c 1.83ab 0.037 0.002
Overall performance
BW(g) 2188.32d 2275.40 cd 2363.88bc 2459.90ab 2519.21a 2491.28ab 2275.00 cd 22.72 0.001
BWG(g) 2145.98d 2232.41 cd 2321.38bc 2416.66ab 2475.93a 2448.08ab 2231.56 cd 22.70 0.001
FI(g) 3785.45 3853.36 3707.48 3806.50 3980.34 3795.49 3767.54 34.65 0.47
FCR 1.76a 1.72a 1.60bc 1.57c 1.60bc 1.55 c 1.68ab 0.01 0.001
RGR 192.40c 192.58bc 192.92ab 193.08a 193.24a 193.18a 192.50bc 0.06 0.001
  1. a,b,c,d Means within the same row carrying different superscripts are significantly different at (P < 0.05).
  2. T1: Control group "basal diet with no additives (breeder recommendation (BR)). T2: Basal diet minus 100 kcal/kg supplemented with 0.02% NSP-degrading enzymes (NSP). T3: Basal diet minus 50 kcal/kg supplemented with 0.025% emulsifier (LYSOFORTE®). T4: Basal diet minus 50 kcal/kg supplemented with 0.06% guanidinoacetic acid (CreAMINO®). T5: Basal diet minus 150 kcal/kg supplemented with a mixture of NSP and LYSOFORTE® (NSPL), T6: Basal diet minus 100 kcal/kg supplemented with a mixture of NSP and CreAMINO® (NSPC). T7: Basal diet minus 200 kcal/kg supplemented with a mixture of NSP, LYSO, and CreAMINO® (NSPLC)..
  3. BW body weight; BWG body weight gain; FI feed intake; FCR feed conversion ratio; RGR relative growth rate