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Table 5 Effects of processed cocoa pod husk meal (PCHM) on carcass traits and relative internal organs (% SW)

From: Processed cocoa pod husk dietary inclusion: effects on the performance, carcass, haematogram, biochemical indices, antioxidant enzyme and histology of the liver and kidney in broiler chicken

  D1, control D2, 4% PCHM D3, 8% PCHM SEM P value
Slaughter weight (g/bird) 2424.66 2562.50 2837.50 126.34 0.45
Dressed weight (g/bird) 1871.33 1938.00 2163.00 97.48 0.48
Dressed percentage (%) 77.28 75.41 76.30 0.94 0.77
Heart 0.35 0.41 0.39 0.02 0.68
Lung 0.41 0.48 0.46 0.01 0.25
Liver 1.63 1.52 1.51 0.12 0.92
Spleen 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.00 0.78
Pancreas 0.14 0.18 0.18 0.01 0.13
Kidney 0.53 0.56 0.47 0.03 0.65
Gizzard 1.86 1.92 1.97 0.09 0.91
Gall bladder 0.13 0.10 0.10 0.01 0.61
  1. Means within a row with different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. SW slaughter weight, SEM standard error of mean