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Table.3 Effect of dietary calcium (Ca) level on the growth performance of broilers during 1 to 21 d of age1

From: Dietary calcium requirements of broilers fed a conventional corn-soybean meal diet from 1 to 21 days of age

Analyzed dietary Ca level, % Body weight on d 21, g ADFI, g/d ADG, g/d FCR, g/g Mortality2, %
0.59 825a 46.32 37.13a 1.25 1.67
0.70 793b 44.90 35.64b 1.26 1.67
0.80 781bc 44.43 35.09bc 1.27 3.33
0.88 792b 44.98 35.58b 1.26 0.00
0.98 789b 44.83 35.46bc 1.27 0.00
1.09 768bc 43.83 34.46bc 1.27 0.00
1.18 757c 43.43 33.94c 1.28 0.00
SEM 10.8 1.668 0.096 0.029 0.017
P-value
 Ca level 0.004 0.11 0.004 0.71 0.33
 Linear < 0.0001 < 0.0001
 Quadratic 0.72 0.72
  1. 1Data represented the means of 6 replicates (n = 6)
  2. 2Mortality was based on analysis after anti-sine transform
  3. a-cMeans within a column with unlike superscript letters were significantly different (P < 0.05)