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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Effect of neem (Azadirachta indica) supplementation on performance and mortality rate of kuroiler chicks

Author(s):
Priyanka Kayath, Dr. Mahesh Datt, Lekhu Kumar, Goatm Chopra and Jhabar Mal Tetarwal
Abstract:
The present investigation was conducted to detect the effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica) supplementation on growth rate, haematological parameters and mortality rate of Kuroiler chicks. One hundred twenty unsexed Kuroiler chicks (day old) were used on a completely randomized design (CRD) in 4 treatments with 3 replicates, each consisting of 10 chicks. The treatments involved the control group (T1) fed with chick starter feed and other group were fed on basal diet mixed with neem powder @ 2g, 4g, 6g in T2, T3, T4 respectively. All other management practices were followed as per recommendation throughout the investigational period of 8 weeks. The feed consumption and body weight of chicks was recorded weekly for further analysis.The average performance index (PI) values of birds recorded during 8th week of experiment ranged 33.12 (T1) to 55.36 (T4). Average performance index of T3 (58.65±7.90) group was showing significantly (P< 0.05) good result as compare to T1 control group (53.02 ± 0.81), T2 group (55.72±1.72) and T4 group (55.36±3.02). Average protein efficiency ratio was significantly (P<0.05) higher in T3 group (1.44±0.10) and lowest in T1 group (1.35±0.04) as compare to control group T4 and treated group T2 (1.39 ±0.02). Average energy efficiency ratio was significantly higher in T3 group (10.27±0.70). The mortality during the research period of 56 days was 10%.
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How to cite this article:
Priyanka Kayath, Dr. Mahesh Datt, Lekhu Kumar, Goatm Chopra, Jhabar Mal Tetarwal. Effect of neem (Azadirachta indica) supplementation on performance and mortality rate of kuroiler chicks. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):1821-1824.

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