Effect of tulsi (Ocium sanctum) leaves extract as a growth promoter in broiler productio

  • Achinta Kumar Biswas Department of Pharmacology, BAU, Mymensingh-2022
  • Md Mamunur Rahman Conservation and Improvement of Native Sheep through Community and Commercial Farming Project, BLRI, Savar, Dhaka-1341
  • Md Zakir Hassan Animal Health Research Division, BLRI, Savar, Dhaka-1341
  • Salma Sultana Department of Physiology, BAU, Mymensingh-2022
  • Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman Department of Pharmacology, BAU, Mymensingh-2022
  • Mahbub Mostofa Department of Pharmacology, BAU, Mymensingh-2022
Keywords: tulsi leaves extracts, growth promoter, broiler, weight gain

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) leaves extract as a growth promoter in broilers from January to June 2013 under Dept. of Pharmacology, Bangladesh agricultural University, Mymensingh-2022, Bangladesh. Fourty number of day old broiler chicks were taken and after seven days divided into two groups A and B. The B group was supplemented with tulsi leaves extract @ 1ml/litre in drinking water. Weekly observations were recorded for live body weight gain up to 5th weeks and blood test was performed at 17th and 35th days age of broiler to study hematological changes between control A and treatment B group. No significant difference in hematological changes was observed in both treatment and control group in 1st week of age but significant change in body weight gain was observed on 35th day. They are 1500 g (control) and 1650 g (treated). The cost of production and economic study was carried out and it was observed that net profit in control group was 5.33 T.K/Kg broiler and in treatment group was 13.33 T.K/Kg broiler. Bacterial sensitivity test was positive in case of Escherichia coli and produced zone of inhibition 0.5 cm and other was negative.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. June 2017, 3(2): 226-232

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Achinta Kumar Biswas, Department of Pharmacology, BAU, Mymensingh-2022


Published
2017-08-29
How to Cite
Biswas, A., Rahman, M. M., Hassan, M. Z., Sultana, S., Rahman, M. M., & Mostofa, M. (2017). Effect of tulsi (Ocium sanctum) leaves extract as a growth promoter in broiler productio. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 3(2), 226-232. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v3i2.33574
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