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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2159-2168
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.246


Effect of Cardamom and Ginger Powder Supplementation on Body Weight Gain and Feed Efficiency in Caged Broilers
Ramkumar Thakur1, Neeraj1, Ramesh Pandey1, Amit Kumar Singh2* and Abhishek Nagar1
1Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, India
2ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Use of antibiotics has been found to have negative effects on broiler health and its production therefore; there is a need for supplementation of herbal ingredients in broiler feed. An experiment was conducted on herbal dietary supplementation of Cardamom and Ginger powder to study its effect on growth performance in caged broilers. A total of 48 Day old broiler chicks of same hatch were procured and randomly divided into four groups with three sub groups comprising of 3 chicks in each to serve as replicates T0 (control) had standard ration as per NRC; T1 ration was supplemented with 0.5g Cardamom powder /kg feed; T2 ration was supplemented with 0.5g Ginger powder /kg feed and T3 ration was supplemented with 0.25 Cardamom+ 0.25Ginger powder /kg feed. The birds were reared in battery type cages under standard management practices from day-old to five weeks of age. The best results for body weight gain (p<0.05) was seen for the group of caged chicks supplemented with combination of Cardamom and Ginger powder each @0.25 g/kg feed followed by individually supplementing chicks with Cardamom and Ginger powder than without supplemented group i.e. control group. However, feed efficiency was similar among different groups (p>0.05). Nevertheless, there was significant effect of weeks of cage rearing in the feed efficiency (p<0.05). Hence, from this study it can be concluded that supplementation of Cardamom and Ginger powder in combination form may be done to achieve improved body weight gain at finisher stage.


Keywords: Cardamom, Ginger, Weight gain, FCR, Caged Broilers
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Ramkumar Thakur, Neeraj, Ramesh Pandey, Amit Kumar Singh and Abhishek Nagar. 2020. Effect of Cardamom and Ginger Powder Supplementation on Body Weight Gain and Feed Efficiency in Caged Broilers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2159-2168. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.246