THE LEVELS OF BLOOD GLUCOSE, TRIGLYCERIDE, FINAL BODY WEIGHT AND ABDOMINAL FAT PERCENTAGE OF BROILER UNDER SEX-SEPARATED AND STRAIGHT RUN REARING SYSTEM
Elvia Hernawan, Siti Wahyuni, H. Suprapti
One hundred and eighty of New Lohmann broilers were used to study the influence of sex-separated and straight run rearing systems on the levels of blood glucose, triglyceride, final body weight and abdominal fat. The experimental chickens were assigned into completely randomized design with three treatments and six replications. Treatments consisted of separated sex (males group and females group which were separately maintained) and straight run (male and female were maintained in a group). Measured variables included blood glucose and triglyceride levels, final body weight and abdominal fat percentage. The result showed that the levels of blood glucose and triglycerides were not significantly different among treatments, whereas final body weight and abdominal fat percentage were significantly affected by treatments. It can be concluded that rearing system does not affect the levels of metabolites; but male chickens produce the highest final body weight while the female chickens produce the highest percentage of abdominal fat.
Key words: glucose, triglyceride, abdominal fat, sex- separated, straight run