Requirement of available phosphorus by female broiler chickens keeping the calcium:available phosphorus ratio at 2:1

Heloisa Helena de Carvalho Mello, Paulo Cezar Gomes, Horacio Santiago Rostagno, Luiz Fernando Teixeira Albino, Rita Flávia Miranda de Oliveira, Tatiana Cristina da Rocha, Cleverson Luís Nascimento Ribeiro
2012 Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia  
Four trials were conducted to determine the requirements of available phosphorus (aP) of female broiler chicks from 1 to 10 (exp.1), 11 to 21 (exp.2), 22 to 33 (exp.3), and from 34 to 46 (exp.4) days of age, keeping the calcium: available phosphorus ratio equal to 2:1. In each trial, 480 Cobb broilers were randomly allotted in a completely randomized design with 6 treatments, 8 replicates and 10 birds per pen. The levels of aP ranged from 2.0 to 5.5 g/kg (Exp. 1), 1.9 to 5.4g/kg (exp. 2), 1.8
more » ... /kg (exp. 2), 1.8 to 5.3 g/kg (exp. 3) and 1.7 to 5.2 g/kg of diet (exp. 4), in increments of 0.7 g/kg. The experimental diets were formulated using corn and soybean meal and the available phosphorus was considered 33% of total phosphorus. The characteristics evaluated were body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and bone parameters. For female broiler chicks from 1 to 10; 11 to 21; 22 to 33; and from 34 to 46 days of age, the levels of available phosphorus and calcium recommended are 4.59 and 9.18; 3.88 and 7.76; 3.58 and 7.16; and 2.56 and 5.12 g/kg of diet, respectively.
doi:10.1590/s1516-35982012001100005 fatcat:mbdk76rss5hqbd5cmfgg4uaci4