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Vol. 11, Special Issue 1 (2022)

Effect of Aloe vera powder (Aloe barbadensis) on feed conversion ratio of Satpuda poultry

Author(s):
Nakita Bandu Bhargande, Sandip P Poul, Vaishnavi Chandrakant Are, Dhanashri Pradip Waghmare, Dhiraj H Kankhare and Vipul M Vasave
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 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. At the end of 8th week, significantly higher body weight gain in the T3 treatment group was recorded. The significantly higher feed intake was observed in T3 group followed by T2, T1 and T0. All treatments were non-significant FCR for first week. Statistically the significant (P<0.05) difference was observed in FCR from second to eight weeks. Average weekly feed efficiency at 8th week of age was 3.76, 3.73, 3.65 and 3.41 in T0, T1, T2 and T3 groups, respectively. Better FCR was recorded in T3 treatment as compared to other treatments. However, treatment T0, T1 and T2 were at par with each other.
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How to cite this article:
Nakita Bandu Bhargande, Sandip P Poul, Vaishnavi Chandrakant Are, Dhanashri Pradip Waghmare, Dhiraj H Kankhare and Vipul M Vasave. Effect of Aloe vera powder (Aloe barbadensis) on feed conversion ratio of Satpuda poultry. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(1S): 612-616.

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