Antioxidant status and growth performance of broiler chickens fed diets containing graded levels of supplementary dihydroquercetin

Pirgozliev, V., Mansbridge, S.C., Whiting, I.M., Arthur, C., Rose, S.P. and Atanasov, A.G. (2021) Antioxidant status and growth performance of broiler chickens fed diets containing graded levels of supplementary dihydroquercetin. Research in Veterinary Science, 141. pp. 63-65.

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Abstract

Dihydroquercetin (DHQ), also known as taxifolin, is a natural antioxidant that can be commercially obtained by extraction from Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica). Four wheat-soy based diets, formulated to contain 0, 0.5, 1.5 and 4.5 g/kg of supplementary DHQ were prepared. Each diet was fed ad libitum to birds in seven pens (three birds in each pen) in a randomised block design from 7 to 21 days of age. The effect of DHQ on weight gain was not significant overall (P > 0.05), although there was an indication of a linear increase (L < 0.05). The blood glutathione peroxidase responded (P < 0.001) in a curvilinear manner (L < 0.001 and Q < 0.05) to increased dietary DHQ. The results from this study indicate that dietary DHQ supplementation may be beneficial at levels greater than 1.5 g/kg feed, due to improved bird antioxidant status. Further research to define an upper inclusion level and optimal timing for phase feeding programmes is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dihydroquercetin, Taxifolin, Phytochemicals, Chickens, Antioxidants
Divisions: Agriculture and Environment (from 1.08.20)
Depositing User: Mrs Rachael Harper
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2021 11:10
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2022 03:30
URI: https://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17761

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