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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3384-3390
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.394


Comparative Efficiency of Summer Stress Busting Phytochemicals Supplemented in Feed to Improve Production Performance of Broiler
N. Brindha*, C. Balan and C. Sabapathi
Department of Veterinary and Animal science, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted to analyse the effects of dietary inclusion of Aloe Vera, Turmeric powder and buttermilk on growth performance, feed conversion ratio and carcass yield in broiler chicken. The experiment involved two hundred Cobb 400 broiler chicks which were used on complete randomized design in 4 treatments with 5 replicates, each consisting of 10 broiler chicks. The groups included the control group (basal diet), Aloe vera group (basal diet + 1% aloe vera in drinking water), Turmeric powder group (basal diet + 0.5% turmeric powder in feed), Buttermilk group (basal diet + 1% buttermilk in drinking water). The experiment lasted for 35 days during which the following parameters were collected: body weight gain, feed conversion ratio and carcass yield. The highest body weight gain (in g) was noticed in T2 (1875±41.22) and T1 (1811±47.36) followed by T3 (1746±64.21) and T4 (1737±54.49) at fifth week age of broiler chicken. Lowest FCR (in g) was noticed in T3 (1.8260.020) followed by T2, T1 and T4 for 1.8530.020, 1.8800.031 and 1.9380.022 respectively. The highest carcass yield (in g) was noticed in T2 (1454.67±40.30) followed by T3, T1 and T4 for 1429.16±32.24, 1394.83±42.58 and 1351.50±22.87 respectively. Similarly, the highest dressing percentage was noticed in T3 (72.45±1.41) followed by T2, T4 and T1 for 70.93±0.98, 70.85±0.48 and 69.43±0.65 respectively.


Keywords: Aloe vera, Body weight gain, Butter milk, Carcass yield, Growth performance, Turmeric powder.
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Brindha, N., C. Balan and Sabapathi, C. 2017. Comparative Efficiency of Summer Stress Busting Phytochemicals Supplemented in Feed to Improve Production Performance of Broiler.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3384-3390. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.394