Growth response and carcass chacteristic of broiler chicken fed diets supplemented with garlic (Allium sativum)

Growth response and carcass chacteristic of broiler chicken fed diets supplemented with garlic (Allium sativum)

Author by Dr. Martha Olumide

Journal/Publisher: Nigeria Journal Of Animal Sci.

Volume/Edition: 21

Language: English

Pages: 163 - 171

Abstract

Conventional supplements have been criticised for their potential negative impact on the food chain, poultry researchers and nutritionists have been searching for viable alternative feed additives. Poultry production is still facing challenges of diseases and a lot of researches are still on going. This study was carried out to investigate the effects of garlic (Allium sativum) supplementation on the blood profile of broiler chicken. One hundred and fifty-day old Marshal Strains of broiler chicken were assigned to five dietary treatments with thirty birds in a Completely Randomized Design. The thirty chicks were subdivided into three replicates of 10 birds each. Feed and water were offered ad libitum and mortality was recorded as it occurred. Blood were collected from two birds per replicate to determine haematological and serum biochemical responses. No significant (p>0.05) difference was observed in the haematological response and serum biochemistry profile of broilers fed experimental diets, with the exception of the Cholesterol level which significantly (p<0>


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