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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Effect of dietary incorporation of lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexusosus) oil and turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome powder on growth performance, nutrient utilization, carcass characteristic and economic evaluation in commercial broiler chickens

Author(s):
Nikita Samant, BC Mondal, Ashoka Kumar and Manju Lata
Abstract:
A feeding trial was conducted to discern the effect of dietary incorporation of lemon grass oil (Cymbopogon flexusosus) and turmeric rhizome powder (Curcuma longa) on growth performance, nutrient utilization, carcass traits in commercial broiler chickens. 120, (one day-old) broiler chicks were divided randomly into 4 treatment groups with 3 replicate each i.e. 10 broiler chicks per replicate. Chicks of treatment T1 (control) were fed basal diet (starter and finisher diet), whereas in treatment groups T2, T3 and T4, basal diet was incorporated with basal diet with 1ml/kg feed lemon grass oil + 0.25% turmeric rhizome powder, basal diet with 2ml/kg feed lemon grass oil + 0.25% turmeric rhizome powder, basal diet with 3ml/ kg feed lemon grass oil +0.25% turmeric rhizome powder respectively. Lemon grass oil and turmeric rhizome powder feeding resulted in increased in final body weight, weight gain and performance index in broilers chicken but the difference between treatment were not significant and economic valuations showed of the production was for basal diet fed group and groups incorporated with oil of lemongrass and turmeric rhizome powder and revealed no significant difference in the terms of feed cost per kg live weight gain (Rs) for the initial phase (0-3 weeks), finisher phase (3-6weeks) and overall (0-6 weeks).Therefore, it could be concluded that incorporation of lemon grass oil (Cymbopogon flexusosus) and turmeric rhizome powder (Curcuma longa) powder in the diets of commercial broiler chickens had no marked positive effect on their growth performance.
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How to cite this article:
Nikita Samant, BC Mondal, Ashoka Kumar and Manju Lata. Effect of dietary incorporation of lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexusosus) oil and turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome powder on growth performance, nutrient utilization, carcass characteristic and economic evaluation in commercial broiler chickens. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 674-680.

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