Effect of feeding of Boerhaavia diffusa on performance, nutrient utilization, carcass traits and economics in broiler production
Tomar Rahul Singh, Baghel R.P.S., Nayak Sunil, Khare Ankur, Sharma Rahul1,*
Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science and Animal HusbandryNanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University (NDVSU)Jabalpur - 482001 (Madhya Pradesh)
1Doctorate Scholar Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science and Animal HusbandryNanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University (NDVSU)Jabalpur - 482001 (Madhya Pradesh)
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Online Published on 20 April, 2022.
The study was carried out to evaluate the effect of varying levels of Boerhaavia diffusa (punarnava) powder on performance, nutrient utilization, carcass traits and economics of broiler production. Seventy two (72) days old chicks were randomly distributed into four dietary treatments each having three replicates of six chicks. Out of four dietary treatments, treatment one (Tfl) acted as control, remaining three treatments were formulated by supplementing 0.5%, 1.0% and 1.5% punarnava powder respectively. Thus, T2, T3 and T4 were supplemented with punarnava powder. Significantly (p<0.05) higher weight gain in broilers with T3 diet was recorded. Use of higher levels of punarnava, increased feed intake significantly (p<0.05). The treatment means of FER indicated no significant (p>0.05) difference among different groups. Significantly (p<0.05) higher PI found in broilers assigned T3 diet. Treatment means of nutrients retention indicated that maximum retention was noted with T3 diet and T4 diet. Significantly (P<0.05) higher carcass yield was noted in broilers assigned T, diet. The net return over feed cost/kg weight gain had reduced significantly with increase in supplementation of punarnava powder.
Broiler, Boerhaavia diffusa, Carcass, Nutrient utilization, Performance.