Haematological and serum biochemical responses of pullet chicks fed diets containing single and combined levels of turmeric and clove

Haematological and serum biochemical responses of pullet chicks fed diets containing single and combined levels of turmeric and clove

Author by Ayodele. A. D.

Journal/Publisher: Nig. J. Anim. Prod.

Volume/Edition: 48

Language: English

Pages: 71 - 85

Abstract

The increased pressure on the poultry industry to encourage organic livestock and poultry production has stimulated increased interest in natural consumer accepted growth promoters. Most of the information on the benefits of turmeric and clove concentrate on broiler chickens and there is no documentation on the synergistic effect of turmeric and clove. This study was conducted to assess the effect of Turmeric, Clove and Turmeric + Clove on haematological and serum biochemical indices of pullet chicks. A total of 504, day old pullet chicks (Isa brown) were used for the experiment. The Chicks were divided into 36 groups of 14 each weighed and allotted into experimental units. A total of nine experimental diets were formulated such that they contained 0, 1 and 2% turmeric, 0, 1 and 2% clove, and 0, 1 and 2% turmeric + clove combination on a 1:1 basis, respectively. The chicks in the different experimental units were randomly assigned to the 9 experimental diets in a 3 x 3 factorial arrangement (turmeric x clove x turmeric + clove: 0 x 1 x 2), replicated four times. The the experiment lasted 56 days. Blood samples were collected from the wing vein at the 56 day of the experiment and evaluated for their haematological and serum biochemical indices. Birds fed turmeric and clove diets had significantly (p<0>

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