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  • Response of Broiler Chicks to different Dietary Levels of Spearmint Oil (SPO) as a Natural Groth Promoter
  • year : 2013
  • How to cite : , 2013 , (7) ,pp: 185-191
  • Abstract : A total of 140, five days-old, unsexes (Ross 308) broiler chicks were used. Chicks were randomly divided into five groups of 28 chicks per each, with four replicates for each group. Five experimental diets were formulated (A,B,C,D and E). diets A as negative control (NC), diet B control diet supplemented with antibiotic (Neomycin 16 mg/Kg ) as positive control (PC), diets C,D and E were NC supplemented with Black Cumin oil (BCO) at 50,100 and 150 mg/Kg respectively. Result obtained showed that addition of BCO improved significantly (P≤0.05) the performance ( BWG,FI and FCR) of broiler chicks compared to group fed on NC while no significant(P≤0.05) differences between chicks fed on diets supplemented with BCO and PC group. The mortality rate did not influenced by the dietary treatments. Result revealed no significant differences (P≤0.05) among all treatment groups in the percentage of carcass dressing, giblet, commercial cuts and their percentage of their separable tissue, meat chemical composition and subjective meat quality parameters. Supplementation of BCO in the broiler diets at various levels resulted in significant (p>0.05) reduced of serum cholesterol, urea and ALP enzyme activity compared to both NC and PC groups while the level of total protein, calcium ,phosphorus and AST remained unchanged. Economically the addition of BCO improved the performance of broiler chicks and resulted in economical benefits, This study showed that BCO when added as growth promoter in broiler diets have a similar effect as that with antibiotic without any adverse effects.
  • Author :
  • Mukhtar, M. A
  • K.A. Mohamed
  • Amal, O.A
  • Ahlam, A.H
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