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The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is a non-profit organization established by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 1966.

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The effects of coconut water [as source of protein] on the performance of broilers [in the Philippines]  [1981]

Gonzales, M.G. (Tarlac Coll. of Agriculture, Camiling, Tarlac (Philippines));

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One hundred twenty day-old Tatum broiler chicks were used in the study to determine the effects of coconut water on their growth performance. The chicks were equally distributed into four treatments: Treatment A, control (pure water); Treatment B, 40 parts of coconut water for every 60 parts of pure water; Treatment C, 50 parts of coconut water for every 50 parts of pure water and Treatment D, 60 parts of coconut water for every 40 parts of pure water. Results showed that on the average initial weight of the broilers, non-significant differences existed among the treatments. The highest percentage of growth was observed in Treatment C. On the average final weights, Treatment C had the highest. Comparison among means revealed that the treatments did not differ significantly. This may be due to the nutrient content of the coconut water which has no capacity to convert a kilo of broiler. Treatment C was significant over Treatment D while Treatment D was significant over Treatments B and A. This may be due to the sugar from the coconut water which is nutritious and palatable.

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TCA Research Journal (Philippines)