Effects of L-carnitine and niacin supplied by drinking water on fattening performance, carcass quality and plasma L-carnitine concentration of broiler chicks

Celik L., Ozturkcan O., Inal T., Canacankatan N., Kayrin L.

ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION-ARCHIV FUR TIERERNAHRUNG, vol.57, no.2, pp.127-136, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The present study was initiated to determine whether dietary supplemental L-carnitine and niacin affect growth performance, carcass yield, abdominal fat and plasma L-carnitine concentration of broiler chicks. One-day-old broiler chicks (COB500) were used in the experiment. A two by two factorial arrangement was employed with two levels (0 and 50 mg/l) of supplemental L-carnitine and two levels (0 or 50 mg/l) of supplemental niacin in drinking water as main effects.