Carcass and performance characteristics of broiler chickens fed with Cymbopogon citratus leaf meal as alternative to Mycotoxin binder

Carcass and performance characteristics of broiler chickens fed with Cymbopogon citratus leaf meal as alternative to Mycotoxin binder

Author by Mrs. Lois Ndubuisi-ogbonna

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Agricultural Science Research

Volume/Edition: 6

Language: English

Pages: 18 - 23

Abstract

The study used a total of one hundred and eighty day old broiler arbo acre chicks were fed with graded
level of Cymbopogon citratus for 8 weeks in order to check the efficacy as alternative to Mycotoxin
binder in aflatoxin contaminated feed of broiler chicken. Six dietary treatments were formulated: A
(control diet) B (contaminated feed with aflatoxin) C (contaminated feed with Mycotoxin binder) D1
(contaminated feed with Cymbopogon at 0.01%) D2 (contaminated feed with Cymbopogon at 0.1%) and
D3 (contaminated feed with Cymbopogon at 0.2%), respectively. Data were collected and analyse on
carcass and performance characteristics with 6 birds representing each treatment in a complete
randomize design values were express in percentage of body weight. Results show that performance
parameters of final body weight gain feed intake feed conversion ratio are significant (p<0> control diet but no significant different among the treatment (p<0> no significant (p <0> the highest value while treatment D0.01 had the lowest value the thigh were significantly different
values ranging from 12.65-11.42%, respectively. The internal organ shows significant (p<0> the treatment with C having the highest value for gizzard and diet D2 having the lowest value the liver
value ranges from 2.71-2.30 with the control diet having the highest value. It can therefore be concluded
that Cymbopogon citratus is effective as toxin binder in poultry feed without any negative implication
on both internal and external characteristics of the bird.
 


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