Effect of Adding Different Levels of Nano Boron to the Diet ‎on Some Biochemical and Lipid Profile of the Broiler Ross 308‎

Nebras Kadhim Abbas(1) and Nihad Abdul-Lateef Ali*(2)                           

(1). Babel Agriculture Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq.

(2). Department of Animal production, College of Agriculture, University of AL-Qasim Green, Iraq.

(*Corresponding author: Dr. Nihad Abdul-Lateef Ali. E-Mail: aalnidawi@yahoo.com).

Received: 16/04/2020                              Accepted: 23/05/2020


This study was conducted at Poultry Farm of Animal production Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, University of AL-Qasim Green to investigate the effect of  adding different levels of nano boron to the diet on some biochemical and lipid profile of the broiler Ross 308. 180 broiler chicks of Ross 308 at the age of one day were randomly assigned to four treatments with 3 replicates for each, and 15 chicks per replicate. The treatments were as follows; the first one was the control group, which was free of  any addition, the second  one contained 40 mg nano-boron/kg diet, the third treatment contained 60 mg nano-boron/kg diet and the fourth treatment contained 80 mg nano-boron/kg diet. The studied characteristics were: total protein, albumin,  globulin, albumin to the globulin  A/G, cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein LDL, high-density lipoprotein HDL. The results showed no significant differences between all the treatments in total protein concentration, albumin concentration, globulin in serum, and the percentage of albumin to the globulin A/G. Nano-boron treatments showed a significant (P≤ 0.05) decrease in the concentration level of cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as low-density lipoprotein LDL compared to control treatment, which recorded the highest concentration, while there were no significant differences (P≤ 0.05) between the treatments of the experiment for the level of high-density lipoprotein. It could be concluded, that the addition of nano-boron to the diet led to improving some blood parameters of the broiler.

Key words : Nano-boron, Biochemical traits, Lipid profile of serum, Broiler.

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