Agricultural Journal

Year: 2022
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Page No. 9 - 12

Performance, Serum Biochemical and Haematological Response of Broiler Chicken Fed Mixture of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) and Garlic (Allium Sativum) in Diets

Authors : J.I.A. Umoru, F.P. Agbaye and W. Olowa Olatomide

Abstract: Performance, serum biochemical and haematological response of broiler chicken fed mixture of ginger (Zingiber officinale) and garlic (Allium sativum) in diets was investigated in a feeding trials using completely randomised design that lasted for eight weeks. A total of 135 1-day broiler chicks of Abor acre strain were randomly allotted to three dietary treatments of 45 chicks per treatment and replicated 15 chicks per treatment Three isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets were formulated and fed. Control diet was without mixture of ginger and garlic. The two other diets were T1 7.5 g ginger plus 7.5 g Garlic mixture/25 kg diet and T2 15 g ginger plus 15 g Garlic mixture/25 kg diet. The experimental diets were offered to the respective birds with water ad libitum. The body weight gain (Kg) feed intake and Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) of birds control, T1 and T2 respectively were similar (p>0.05). Birds on diet. T2 recorded the highest liveability percentage (96 Mixture of ginger and garlic in ratio 1:1 up to 7.5 g each in 25 kg diets slightly but insignificantly (p>0,05) increased performance body weight gain and livability improved Feed Conversion Ratio (FRC) but reduced feed intake. Variation in the experimental diets had no significant (p>0.05) difference on serum biochemical and haematological indices except for Glucose and Alkaline Phosphate and White Blood Cell count Lymphocytes and Basophil which showed significant (p<0.05) difference with the level mixture of ginger and garlic ip diets. Mixture of ginger and garlic in the diets of broiler chicken had no adverse effect on the serum biochemical and haematological indices.

How to cite this article:

J.I.A. Umoru, F.P. Agbaye and W. Olowa Olatomide, 2022. Performance, Serum Biochemical and Haematological Response of Broiler Chicken Fed Mixture of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) and Garlic (Allium Sativum) in Diets. Agricultural Journal, 17: 9-12.

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