Changes in the chemical composition of broiler meat when chelated compounds are added to the diet

Keywords: chemical composition of meat, broiler chickens, chelated micronutrients, cholesterin


The paper considers the use of chelated forms of micronutrients for feeding broilers. The study aims to investigate the chemical composition of broiler meat in the case of broiler chickens of Cobb-500 cross, provided Zn, Cu, and Mn chelated forms are supplied to the diet. Experimental studies were conducted in 2020 on broiler chickens of Cobb-500 cross. Two groups of 20 birds were formed to study the chemical composition of poultry meat. The birds of the control group received an essential diet supplied with sulfates of Zn, Cu, and Mn. The birds of the experimental group received a diet enriched with chelated compounds of Zn, Cu, and Mn. The study has shown that introducing Zn, Cu, and Mn chelated compounds into the diet of broiler chickens has no adverse effect on the chemical composition of meat. It has also been determined that the meat of broilers eating feed supplied with chelated micronutrients contains significantly less cholesterin but more Ca, Zn, Cu, and Mn, and several essential amino acids. These indicators prove an increase in the health benefits of chicken meat.


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How to Cite
Fotina, T., Berezovsky, A., Petrov , R., Shkromada, O., Nechiporenko , A., Fotin , O., & Bondarenko , P. (2022). Changes in the chemical composition of broiler meat when chelated compounds are added to the diet. Ukrainian Journal of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, 5(1), 42-45.