Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

Effect of supplementation of tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) leaf powder on growth performance in commercial broiler

SURAJ GAJANAN MADAVI, RAJKUMAR, KARTIK TOMAR, SHIWANSHU TIWARI, D.S. SAHU, S.P. YADAV and GULAB CHANDRA
Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 21, Issue - 2 ( May-August 2023)

Published: 2023-10-03

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Abstract


The present study aimed to explore the effect of supplementation of tulsi leaf powder on growth performance in commercial broilers. A total of 160, day-old chicks (Ven-Cobb-430Y strain) were used for this study purpose and divided into four groups (Control, T1, T2 and T3), and each group was divided into four replications with 10 chicks in each replicate. The control was offered a basal diet without any supplementation, whereas the T1, T2, and T3 groups were offered basal diet supplemented with dried tulsi leaf powder at 5.0, 10.0, and 15 g/kg feed, respectively for the 42 days of the study period. Body weight, weight gain, and feed consumption were recorded. We conclude that supplementation of dried tulsi leaf powder at 5g/kg feed in the broilers diets shows higher body weight, body weight gain, and improves feed conversion ratio compared to other treatment groups.


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