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Vol. 11, Special Issue 1 (2022)

Effect of Aloe vera powder (Aloe barbadensis) on growth performance of Satpuda poultry

Author(s):
Nakita Bandu Bhargande, Sandip P Poul, Snehdip Bhimrao Jadhav and Dhiraj H Kankhare
Abstract:
The present experiment entitled “Effect of Aloe vera powder (Aloe barbadensis) on growth performance and meat characteristics of Satpuda poultry” was conducted at Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, College of Agriculture, Dhule, Maharashtra. One sixty, day old, Satpuda chicks were purchased from Balaji Hatcheries, Pvt. Ltd. Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra. They were randomly distributed into four groups T0, T1, T2 and T3 with 40 chicks in each group. The experimental broiler chicks were reared on deep litter system in well ventilated shed from 0- 8 weeks. The control group (T0) was without Aloe vera powder, while chicks in treatment group T1, T2 and T3 were fed basal diet with Aloe vera powder @ 0.5%, 1.0% and 1.5%, respectively. The average body weights at the end of 8th week of age were 719.85, 742.14, 773.20 and 856.50 g in T0, T1, T2 and T3 groups, respectively. The weekly body weight changes of chicks indicated no significant differences among various treatment groups during the first two weeks of the experiment. There was significant (P<0.05) difference in weekly body weights among the treatments from third weeks onwards. The average weekly body weight gain at the end of 8th week of age were 160.28, 162.49, 168.22 and 185.74 in T0, T1, T2 and T3 groups, respectively. However, at the end of the eight week, significantly higher body weight gain in the T3 treatment group was recorded. Average total feed intake (g/birds) at the end of 8th week of study was recorded as 602.16, 606.91, 615.41 and 635.41 g for T0, T1, T2 and T3 groups, respectively. The significantly higher feed intake was observed in T3 group followed by T2, T1 and T0.
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How to cite this article:
Nakita Bandu Bhargande, Sandip P Poul, Snehdip Bhimrao Jadhav and Dhiraj H Kankhare. Effect of Aloe vera powder (Aloe barbadensis) on growth performance of Satpuda poultry. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(1S): 166-170.

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