Review Article
Volume 16 Issue 10 - 2021
Dietary Supplementation of Turmeric Oil on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics and Economy of Broiler Chickens
MKH Nibir1, HM Salim2*, L Biswas3, MM Hassan4 and MAH Beg1
1Department of Home Economics and Food Science, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria1Department of Poultry Science, Sher-e- Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e- Bangla Nagor, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Livestock Economics Section, Department of Livestock Services, Khamar Bari, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3Department of Dairy Science, Sher-e- Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e- Bangla Nagor, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4Avon Animal Health, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: HM Salim, Livestock Economics Section, Department of Livestock Services, Khamar Bari, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: October 18, 2020; Published: September 29, 2021




Abstract

The study was carried out to determine the effect of supplemental turmeric oil (TO) in replace to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in the diets of broiler chicken. A total of 150-day-old Cobb- 500 broiler chicks collected from a local hatchery and randomly assigned into five dietary treatments with three replicates (10 chickens per replicate) for 4 weeks. The five treatments were basal diet (control); control plus doxycycline (2gm/L drinking water) as an antibiotic growth promoter (AGP); control plus 0.125% turmeric oil (TO 1), control plus 0.25% turmeric oil (TO 2) and control plus 0.50% turmeric oil (TO 3). Growth performance, internal organs weight and Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) were analyzed. Body weight gain was improved significantly (P < 0.05) with 0.125% and 0.25% turmeric oil as compared to the control and AGP groups, but no significant difference was observed in feed intake, feed conversion ratio and livability percentage of broiler chicken. Neither liver and spleen weight nor abdominal fat were influenced by dietary TO but significantly (P < 0.05) higher heart, gizzard, intestine and bursa weight were found in chicken fed dietary TO compared to control and AGP group. Significantly (P < 0.05) higher BCR was found with the addition of 0.125% TO followed by the 0.25% TO in the diet of broiler chickens at 28 d of age. It is concluded that 0.25% TO could be considered as a potential feed additive for growth promotion and viable alternative to AGPs in the diet of broiler chickens.

 

Keywords: Turmeric Oil; AGPs; Growth Performance; Benefit Cost Ratio; Broiler Chicken

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