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Table 3 Effects of dietary treatments on carcass characteristics and internal organs of broilers

From: Effects of feed form and feed particle size with dietary L- threonine supplementation on performance, carcass characteristics and blood biochemical parameters of broiler chickens

Treatment Breast Thigh Liver Pancreas Gizzard Heart Intestine
  (% of live weight) (cm)
Feed form        
  Mash 25.55 18.76 2.22b 0.21 1.19a 0.42 211.62
  Pellet 26.64 18.25 2.44a 0.20 0.99b 0.44 215.66
Feed size        
  Course 25.92 18.49 2.26 0.19 1.10 0.44 217.12
  Fine 26.27 18.52 2.39 0.21 1.09 0.42 210.16
L-threonine        
  + 26.04 18.49 2.22b 0.20 1.06 0.43 215.62
  - 26.15 18.52 2.44a 0.21 1.12 0.43 211.66
SEM 0.38 0.23 0.06 0.01 0.03 0.01 2.96
Interaction effects
  Probability value
A × B 0.44 0.18 0.51 0.61 0.79 0.48 0.30
A × C 0.03 0.14 0.08 0.15 0.65 0.24 0.001
B × C 0.33 0.59 0.23 0.38 0.77 0.08 0.21
A × B × C 0.14 0.43 0.16 0.49 0.30 0.32 0.06
  1. a-bMeans without a common superscripts in per column are significantly different (P < 0.05).
  2. A: feed form; B: feed size; C: L-threonine.