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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Effect of dietary supplementation of fenugreek seed powder on growth, carcass traits and hematological parameters in broiler chickens

Author(s):
Pardeep Kumar, Rohit Walia, Sunil Punia, Sajjan Sihag, Sushil Kumar and Zile Singh Sihag
Abstract:
A 42 days experiment was carried out to examine the effect of dietary supplementation of Fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) powder (FSP) on growth performance, carcass characteristic and hematological parameters in broiler chickens. One hundred and forty-four day-old broiler chicks were randomly divided into six dietary treatment groups viz. T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6 with each treatment having three replications of 8 birds. Supplementation with FSP was done at the rate of 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0% in T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6, respectively. The study revealed that supplementation of fenugreek seed powder at 1.5% or above in the diet of broilers resulted in significant (p<0.05) improvement in feed intake, weight gain and FCR. A significant (p<0.05) increase in total leukocyte and platelet count in the blood of broilers fed diets supplemented with FSP was observed. The slaughter weight, un-eviscerated carcass, eviscerated carcass and thigh weight increased (p<0.05) with increasing levels of fenugreek seed powder up to the level of 2.5%. The carcass weight was also highest at inclusion level 2.5% FSP. The fenugreek supplemented groups had the highest (p<0.05) dressing percentage as compared to control group.
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How to cite this article:
Pardeep Kumar, Rohit Walia, Sunil Punia, Sajjan Sihag, Sushil Kumar and Zile Singh Sihag. Effect of dietary supplementation of fenugreek seed powder on growth, carcass traits and hematological parameters in broiler chickens. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2103-2106.

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