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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 2026-2030
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.236


Studies on Feed Intake, Growth Performance and Economics of Broilers Fed Garlic Powder
R.B. Makwana1*, S.S. Parikh1, B.D. Savaliya1, J.A. Chavda2,C.N. Jadavand H.A. Patel3
1Cattle Breeding Farm, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh- 362001, Gujarat, India
2College of Veterinary Science & A. H., Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362001, Gujarat, India
3College of Veterinary Science & A. H., Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University Sardarkrushinagar-385506, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present experiment was conducted to find out the effects of adding different levels (0, 0.1 and 0.5%) of garlic (Allium sativum) powder to the basal experimental diet on the feed intake, growth performance and economics of broiler chicks. One hundred and eighty (n=180) day old unsexed white commercial broiler chicks (Cobb-400) were randomly distributed into three dietary treatments of 60 birds/dietary treatment and each treatment contained 4 replicates (15 birds/replicate). The dietary treatments were control (T1-basal diet only), garlic powder supplemented at 0.1% (T2) and 0.5% (T3) in basal diet. Daily feed intake, weekly body weight and residue left over were recorded to calculate the feed conversion ratio. Results revealed that dietary supplementation of 0.1% garlic powder (T2) significantly (P<0.001) improved body weight, body weight gain as compared to birds supplemented with 0.5 % garlic powder (T3) and control (T1). Dietary supplementation of 0.1% garlic powder (T2) significantly (P<0.05) improved feed intake and feed conversion ratio as compared to birds supplemented with 0.5 % garlic powder (T3) and control (T1). Total cost (₹)/kg meat was reduced (P<0.001) in 0.1% garlic (T2) as compared to 0.5 % garlic (T3) supplemented birds or control (T1). Thus, dietary supplementation of 0.1 % garlic had beneficial effect on growth performance and cost of production.


Keywords: FCR, Feed Intake (FI), Cobb-400, garlic, growth
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Makwana, R.B., S.S. Parikh, B.D. Savaliya, J.A. Chavda, C.N. Jadav and Patel, H.A. 2019. Studies on Feed Intake, Growth Performance and Economics of Broilers Fed Garlic Powder.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 2026-2030. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.236