Effect of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder and neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder on some blood parameters and carcass traits of broiler chicks
D Choudhary, P Kumari, T Bothra and R Panwar
A feeding trial of 35 days was carried out on day old broiler chicks (cobb-400) (n=210) to evaluate the effects of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf on some haematological parameters and carcass traits of broiler chickens. The seven treatment groups were designed as T1 i.e. control group served as basal diet, T2 and T3 treatment groups supplemented with 0.5% and 1% levels of Turmeric powder, similarly T4 and T5 supplemented with Neem leaf powder in the experimental broiler starter and finisher ration, respectively. T6 and T7 treatment groups were supplemented with 0.2 % and 0.5 % levels of both Turmeric powder and Neem leaf powder in combination, respectively. All the treatment groups were further divided in two replicates namely R1 and R2 having 15 birds in each replicate. At the end of experiment, Significant (p<0.05) effect observed on dressed weight per cent and on eviscerated weight per cent. The highest dressed and eviscerated weight were recorded in group T7 which was comparable with all their herb supplemented groups in statistical terms but higher than control. However, there was no significant effect on haemoglobin and packed cell volume recorded and the values were fall within normal physiological range.
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D Choudhary, P Kumari, T Bothra and R Panwar. Effect of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder and neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder on some blood parameters and carcass traits of broiler chicks. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1652-1655.