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Authors: UMESH KUMAR PRAJAPAT
Advisor: Dr. Dinesh Jain
Title: “Effect of Supplementation of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. (Fenugreek) on the Performance of Broiler Chicks”
Publisher: Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner - 334001
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Agrotags: sowing, intercropping, wheats, tillage equipment, seed drilling, crops, mustard, fertilizers, land resources, chickpeas
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the optimum level of incorporation of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum -graecum L.) alone and in combination in the ration of broilers and to assess the effect of supplementation of Tulsi and Fenugreek alone and in combination as feed additive on performance of broilers, a feeding trial of six weeks followed by metabolism trials were conducted, using 210 -day old broiler chicks (cobb-400) randomly distributed in completely randomized block design. The experimental starter and finisher rations contained 22.50 and 21.20% C.P, respectively. The seven treatments were designated as C i.e. control group fed on unsupplemented diet and T1 and T2 treatment groups supplemented with 0.5% and1% level of Tulsi in the experimental broiler starter and finisher ration, respectively. Likewise F1 and F2 treatment group were supplemented with 0.5% and 1% level of Fenugreek in the experimental broiler starter and finisher ration, respectively. T1F1 and T2F2 treatment groups were supplemented with 0.5% and 1% level of both Tulsi and Fenugreek in combination, respectively. All the treatment groups were further divided in three replicates namely R1, R2 and R3. Each replicate have 10 birds. The temperature humidity index (THI), body weight, body weight gain, feed consumption, feed conversion ratio, dry matter digestibility, nitrogen balance, performance index, protein efficiency ratio, percent mortality and carcass traits were recorded for all seven treatment groups. Environment stress was noticed as ambient temperature and THI were recorded to be higher than the threshold. Highly Significant effect of dietary treatments i.e., incorporation of Tulsi, Fenugreek and their combination at different levels on body weight, body weight gain, dry matter digestibility and performance index were observed whereas on nitrogen balance and feed conversion ratio significant effect was observed and on feed consumption, protein efficiency ratio and carcass traits the effect was revealed to be non significant. The findings of present study in respect with all parameters included in the study indicated that incorporation of Tulsi and Fenugreek alone and in combination could be effectively use in the ration of broiler chicks to improve performance. The optimum levels adjudged from present study are 0.5% for Tulsi, Fenugreek and for Tulsi and Fenugreek combination.
Subject: Animal Nutrition
Theme: “Effect of Supplementation of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. (Fenugreek) on the Performance of Broiler Chicks”
These Type: Ph.D
Issue Date: 2017
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