Estimation of Iron in Liver, Gizzard, Breast and Thigh Muscles of Broiler Chicken

  • Noor-ul-Sehar Butt Department of Zoology, Govt. Post Graduate Islamia College (W) Cooper Road, Lahore54000, Pakistan.
  • Asfa Ashraf School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350108, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Saman Alam Department of Anatomy and Histology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Irfan Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gujrat, HH Campus, Gujrat, Pakistan.
  • Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Fadlalla The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.
  • Sumaira Ijaz Department of Zoology, Govt. Post Graduate Islamia College (W) Cooper Road, Lahore54000, Pakistan.
Keywords: Broiler chicken, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, concentration, Iron.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of iron (Fe) in different tissues (e.g. liver, gizzard, breast and thigh muscles) of broiler chicken collected from various areas including Karim Park, Amin Park, Shahdara, Lohari and Outfall Road. The concentration of Fe was determined by the standard method of Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES). The concentration of Fe in thigh muscle, breast muscle, gizzard and liver selected from different localities of Lahore ranged from 10.63±0.08mg/kg to 17.58±0.93mg/kg, 2.67±0.08mg/kg to 21.99±o.25mg/kg, 10.62±0.01mg/kg to 21.66±0.41mg/kg, 56.97±0.48mg/kg to 160.45±0.57mg/kg respectively. The results showed significant differences among various locations (p<0.05). The concentration of Fe was below the permissible limit (150mg/kg) except in the sample of liver of Outfall Road. There is further need to investigate the addition of iron in broiler chicken feed.

Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
Butt, N.- ul-S., Ashraf, A., Alam, S., Iqbal, M. N., Irfan, M., Fadlalla, M. H. M., & Ijaz, S. (2016). Estimation of Iron in Liver, Gizzard, Breast and Thigh Muscles of Broiler Chicken. PSM Veterinary Research, 1(2), 54-59. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/vetres/article/view/87
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