Penambahan Sari Jeruk Nipis (Citrus aurantifolia) sebagai Acidifier terhadap Profil Lemak Darah pada Ayam Pelung Jantan
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) juice containing citric acid can be used as natural additive for poultry. The purpose of the present research was to evaluate the feeding effect of dietary lime juice inclusion on blood lipid profile in male pelung chicken. Sixty four birdsof male pelung chicken with initial body weight of 1,084.44±210.89 g, were used as experimental animals. The treatments applied were T0: farmer ration, T1: farmer ration+1 % lime juice, T2: farmer ration+2 % lime juice, and T3: farmer ration+3 % lime juice. The present experiment was assigned in a block randomized design with 4 treatments and 4 groups of block (4 birds each) based on body weight. Parameters measured were blood cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein (HDL), and low density lipoprotein (LDL). Data were subjected to ANOVA and when the treatment was significant (p<0.05), it was continued to Duncan test. The results indicated that feeding effect of lime juice significantly (p<0.05) decreased blood triglyceride, low density lipoprotein (LDL), and increased blood high density lipoprotein (HDL), but no effect on cholesterol. In conclusion, feeding dietary lime juice at 3 % is able to decrease blood triglyceride, LDL and increase HDL in male pelung chickens, with normal cholesterol level.