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

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

Author by Dr. Olufunso Akinboye

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>


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