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Table 2 Effects of dietary citrulline supplementation on the production performance of laying hens from 32 to 42 weeks of age

From: Dietary L-citrulline supplementation modulates nitric oxide synthesis and anti-oxidant status of laying hens during summer season

  Control 0.25% L-Cit 0.50% L-Cit 1.00% L-Cit P-value
ADFI, g/d 117.65 ± 2.99 115.68 ± 2.03 114.10 ± 2.76 114.31 ± 3.90 0.826
Final BW, kg/bird 1.88 ± 0.04 1.82 ± 0.05 1.89 ± 0.03 1.93 ± 0.01 0.938
EW, g 61.067 ± 0.39 61.43 ± 0.28 61.28 ± 0.83 61.68 ± 0.28 0.847
Egg mass, g/d 50.30 ± 1.90 50.71 ± 1.18 49.28 ± 2.09 48.23 ± 2.25 0.795
Laying rate 82.34 ± 2.88 82.57 ± 2.15 80.33 ± 2.72 78.20 ± 3.65 0.690
FCR 2.35 ± 0.05 2.29 ± 0.08 2.33 ± 0.080 2.39 ± 0.10 0.856
  1. Data were presented as mean ± SEM, where ADFIAverage daily feed intake, BW Body weight, EW Egg weights, FCR Feed conversion ratio (per g egg mass). Means with different superscripts within a row differ significantly (P < 0.05), (n = 12 chickens per replicate)