Year: 2021 | Month: October | Volume 11 | Issue 5

Effect of Supplementation of Tinospora cordifolia and Ascorbic Acid Combinations on Growth Performance of Broiler Chickens

Dinesh Jain
DOI:10.30954/2277-940X.05.2021.25

Abstract:

The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of supplementation of graded levels of Tinospora cordifolia with or without ascorbic acid on the growth performance of broilers. A total of 360 one-d-old broiler chicks were assigned randomly to ten dietary groups (T1-T10) in a 5×2 factorial arrangement, with three replicates of 12 chicks. The 42-day feeding trial involved feeding of a basal diet supplemented with graded levels of Tinospora cordifolia with or without ascorbic acid. The average ambient temperature during the study period was 31oC. Chronic heat stress in present study showed significant negative effect on feed conversion ratio (FCR) in control group as compared to various treatment groups. Significant effect of Tinospora cordifolia or ascorbic acid alone and their various combinations was observed on overall feed intake, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio (FCR). It was concluded that supplementation of Tinospora cordifolia at 0.25% level with ascorbic acid @ 0.025% is quite effective and could be viable proposition for lucrative broiler farming for meat production.

Highlights

  • Supplementation of Tinospora cordifolia at 0.25% level with ascorbic acid @ 0.025% is quite effective.
  • It could be viable proposition for lucrative broiler farming for meat production.


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