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Table 3 Effect of dietary sodium and sodium salts on growth performance of broilers on day

From: Carcass and body organ characteristics of broilers supplemented with dietary sodium and sodium salts under a phase feeding system

Item BW gain (g/bird) Feed intake (g/bird) Feed:gain (g:g)
Dietary Na (%)  
0.17 1,893 3,564 1.95
0.26 1,959 3,634 1.80
0.35 1,883 3,605 1.89
0.44 1,864 3,622 1.95
SEM 30.5 45.9 0.076
Salts  
NaHCO3 1,884 3,604 1.88
Na2SO4 1,916 3,608 1.91
SEM 21.6 32.4 0.053
Na × Salts  
0.17 × NaHCO3 1,941 3,586 1.82
0.26 × NaHCO3 1,941 3,631 1.83
0.35 × NaHCO3 1,829 3,649 1.91
0.44 × NaHCO3 1,824 3,551 1.98
0.17 × Na2SO4 1,844 3,542 2.08
0.26 × Na2SO4 1,977 3,637 1.76
0.35 × Na2SO4 1,936 3,560 1.88
0.44 × Na2SO4 1,905 3,694 1.91
SEM 43.1 64.9 0.107
ANOVA ———————— Probability ————————
Na NS NS NS
NaL NS NS NS
NaQ NS NS NS
Salt NS NS NS
Salt × Na 0.036 NS NS
  1. NS - Non-significant.
  2. NaL and NaQ are linear and quadratic terms for Na, respectively.