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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1373-1381
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.166


Weekly Assessment of Growth Performance of Broilers Fed Diet Supplemented with Garlic and Turmeric Powder and their Combination
Khwairakpam Ratika1*, R.K. James Singh2, Ram Kumar Singh1 and Mala Singh3
1Division of Animal Nutrition
3Division of Animal Physiology, ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001- India
2Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly-243122- India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A total of 120, day-old broiler chicks were divided randomly into 4 treatment (CRD) groups with 3 replicates each i.e. 10 broiler chicks per replicate. Chicks of treatment T1 (control) were fed basal diet without any supplementation. In the treatment group T2, T3 and T4, basal diet was supplemented with 3% garlic powder, 0.5% turmeric powder and 1.5% garlic powder plus 0.25% turmeric powder, respectively. The feeding trial lasted for 6 weeks viz., 0-3 weeks (starter phase) and 3-6 weeks (finisher phase). Body weight of individual chicks and feed intake of each replicate were recorded weekly for 6 weeks and growth performance of broilers was compared between the groups weekly. During 1st week, significant reduction in feed intake of broilers of T2, T3 and T4 as compared to T1. During 2nd week there was significant improvement in FCR only in broilers of T2. During 3rd week, weight gain, FCR and PI were improved significantly in T2 and T4. In 4th week, weight gain, FCR and PI of broilers of T2 and FCR and PI of T4 improved significantly. In 5th week, there was significant improvement in weight gain, feed intake, FCR, PI and PER of T2 broilers as compared to T1, T2 and T3. Similarly, during 6th week, significant improvement in weight gain, feed intake, FCR, PI and PER of T2 broilers. Also, in T4 broilers feed intake, weight gain and performance index increased significantly. In conclusion, 3% garlic powder supplementation to broiler chicks enhanced growth performance.


Keywords: Garlic, Turmeric, Broiler, Growth performance
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Khwairakpam Ratika, R.K. James Singh, Ram Kumar Singh and Mala Singh. 2018. Weekly assessment of growth performance of broilers fed diet supplemented with garlic and turmeric powder and their combination.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1373-1381. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.166