Effect of diet with different lasalocid sodium levels on the fattening performance and carcass characteristics of crossbred male kids


ÇELİK K., Darcan N., Guney O., Firat M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.16, no.2, pp.195-200, 1999 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09712119.1999.9706281
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-200

Abstract

To determine the effect of different lasalocid sodium levels on fattening performance and carcass characteristics of male kids, 40 German Fawn x Hair crossbred kids, (75% German Fawn, 25% Hair) divided into 4 groups, were fed on diets containing 0, 25, 50 or 75 mg lasalocid sodium per kg in groups A, B, C or D, respectively for 9 weeks. They were slaughtered at the end of this period. The carcasses were split in 5 anatomical regions by using Colomer-Rocher Standard Method. At the end of the study, there was significant difference among daily weight gain, feed efficiency, dressing percentage and some carcass characteristics of groups (p < 0.05). The kids in group D used feed more efficiently, grew faster and had some carcass characteristics which were better than others.