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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 3163-3172
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.370


Effect of Supplementation of Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi L.) on the Growth of Pratapdhan Chicken
Anurag1, Sarita Kumari2 and Attar Uddin3
1Department of Livestock Production and Management, Mahatma Jyotiba Fule College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Chomu, Jaipur (Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner), Jaipur, India
2Department of Livestock Products Technology, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner), Jaipur, India
3Department of Livestock Production and Management, Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation of Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi L.) on the growth of Pratapdhan chicken. An experiment was conducted on 120 unsexed Pratapdhan chicks (day old) randomly design in 4 treatment groups with 3 replicates, each consisting of 10 chicks. Three treatment groups were as follows – T1: Standard chick ration as per BIS standards; T2: Standard chick ration supplemented with 0.1% Ajwain; T3: Standard chick ration supplemented with 0.2% Ajwain; and T4: Standard chick ration supplemented with 0.3% Ajwain. The results obtained regarding performance of the Pratapdhan chicken showed that, the significant difference was observed in body weight and body weight gain than the control group. The body weight (g) of the chicks at 8 weeks of age was the highest in T3 chicks (1203±42.24), followed by T2 (1158.39±45.10), T4 (1140.46±36.35) and T1 (1130.88±), respectively. The weekly body weight gain (215.26± 2.88) was highest in T3 the difference was significant over control group. The total feed intake (g) was lowest in T3 (3017) followed T2 (3073), T1 (3206) and T4 (3234). The increase in the feed intake of T4 group may be due to the laxative and purgative effect of Ajwain. The feed conversion ratio (3.28±0.02) of T3 group was also found better over the control group. Performance index of T3 (65.54±1.76) group was significantly higher than the other groups. Similar trend was also found in Protein efficiency (1.51±0.02) and energy efficiency (10.87±0.28). On the basis of the result of the present study, it is concluded that dietary addition of Ajwain has a positive effect on performance of Pratapdhan chicks when added at the 0.2% of broiler ration and can be alternative a growth promoter in feeding of broiler ration.


Keywords: Pratapdhan chicken, Ajwain, Standard Chick Ration, Growth Performance, Supplementation
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Anurag, Sarita Kumari and Attar Uddin. 2018. Effect of Supplementation of Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi L.) on the Growth of Pratapdhan Chicken.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 3163-3172. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.370