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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 3630-3637

Dietary Supplementation of Triphala on Production Performance of Commercial Broiler Chicken
V. Madhupriya1, P. Shamsudeen2, G. Raj Manohar2* and S. Senthilkumar1
1Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, India
2College of Poultry Production and Management, Hosur, TANUVAS, India
*Corresponding author

The biological experiment was carried out with Three hundred commercial sexed, one day-old, broiler chicks that were randomly grouped into six treatments with five replicates for each treatment and containing ten chicks per replicate. The chicks were reared from day-old to thirty five days of age in deep litter system in a gable roofed, open sided poultry house.  All the chicks were reared under standard management conditions throughout the experimental period. The treatment groups were fed with basal diet without supplementation of antibiotic growth promoter/Triphala (T1) or with supplementation of oxytetracycline at 0.004 per cent (T2), or with supplementation of Triphala at 0.025 per cent (T3), 0.05 per cent (T4), 0.075 per cent (T5) or 0.10 per cent (T6). The experiment revealed that the group supplemented with antibiotic growth promoter (T2) had significantly (P<0.01) higher body weight (1934.12g) and weight gain (1885.26g) than control (T1), which recorded lowest body weight (1825.12g) and weight gain (1777.92g). The groups supplemented with Triphala at 0.025 per cent (T3), 0.05 per cent (T4), 0.075 per cent (T5) and 0.10 per cent (T6) did not differ significantly with T2, whereas, the group supplemented with Triphala at 0.10 per cent (T6) had the highest body weight (1889.98g) and body weight gain (1842.42g) among the Triphala supplemented groups. The groups T5 and T6 had significantly (P<0.05) lowest feed intake (3013.86g and 3018.00g, respectively) among the treatment groups, the control group (T1), T3 and T4 were intermediary in observations, whereas, significantly highest feed intake was observed in the T2 group (3086.00g). The feed conversion ratio of broilers was significantly (P<0.05) better (1.64) in T2 and T6 followed by T5, T3 and T4, whereas the control (T1) recorded poor feed conversion ratio (1.73). There was no difference in livability among treatment groups. Hence, it is concluded that Triphala could be supplemented at 0.10 per cent in broiler diet, as an alternate to antibiotic growth promoter for improving production performance of broiler chicken.

Keywords: Triphala-Growth promoter, Production performance, Commercial broiler

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Madhupriya, V., P. Shamsudeen, G. Raj Manohar and Senthilkumar, S. 2020. Dietary Supplementation of Triphala on Production Performance of Commercial Broiler Chicken.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 3630-3637. doi:
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