Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Effect of density, protein and amla fruit powder (Emblica officinalis) on broiler performance and litter parameters
Shailendra Singh, SS Atkare, JK Bhardwaj, RP Nema, Kiran Chikwa, SNS Parmar and SK Joshi
Four hundred eighty day old mediocre broiler chicks were reared in D1 (500 cm2/bird), D2 (700 cm2/bird) and D3 (900 cm2/bird) densities. Two protein levels i.e. P1 (21% cp), P2 (23% cp) with isocaloric energy (2800 - 3000 Kcal ME/kg) was utilized to prepare rations. Each ration was supplemented with amla fruit powder (AFP) at A1 level (1 kg 100 kg ration) and A0 level (without AFP). Experiment was conducted in factorial design. Broiler in D3 P2 A1 treatment attained higher body weight with significantly superior feed efficiency than all other treatments. Irrespective of protein and AFP, D1 density broilers has poor performance respect to all traits measured. Similarly main effect showed that D1 density broilers has inferior body wt. FE, carcass yield and high percentage of moisture and nitrogen in litter with increase incidences of foot pad lesions. P2 protein has significantly higher body wt. and FE whereas A1 AFP revealed significantly improved FE. Effect of protein and AFP on % litter moisture, nitrogen, foot pad lesions and carcass yield was non significant.
How to cite this article:
Shailendra Singh, SS Atkare, JK Bhardwaj, RP Nema, Kiran Chikwa, SNS Parmar, SK Joshi. Effect of density, protein and amla fruit powder (Emblica officinalis) on broiler performance and litter parameters. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):419-421.