Dietary supplementation effects of the levels of Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf extracts as phytogenic feed additive on the growth performance in broiler chicks

Authors

  • Shuvendu Sarkar Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Moniruzzaman Tarafder Scientific Officer, Rinderpest Vaccine Section, Livestock Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Hafizur Rahman Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Moinul Khandaker Officer, Chattogram Breeder Farm-2, CP Bangladesh Co. Ltd, Bangladesh
  • Golam Sagir Ahammad Bangladesh Institute of Research and Training on Applied Nutrition (BIRTAN), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Dipok Kumar Sarker Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Bimal Chandra Karmakar Agriculture and Environment Division, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Cumilla, Bangladesh
  • Beathy Islam Director, Grameen Jano Unnayan Sangstha, Bhola, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v7i1.53310

Keywords:

Azadirachta indica; broiler; growth performance; neem leaf extracts

Abstract

The effects that Neem leaf extract on overall growth, feed conversion ratio (FCR), dressed weight and organs weight of broiler chickens to justify its inclusion in the diet of growing broiler chickens. 120 day old chicks divided into four treatment groups T1, T2, T3 and T4 of thirty (30) birds each were administered clean drinking water with 3gm, 4gm, 5gm and 0g neem extract respectively. Impacts of neem extract treatments on growth indices suggested that Neem extract favored growth with final body weight range of 1709gm and 1763gm. Organ weights showed no deviation from standard values for healthy broiler birds. Highest growth was observed in group T3 (1763.6±141.37gm) followed by T1, T2 and lowest was in T4 group (1565.4±161.25gm). Birds on 5gm of Neem extract in their drinking water out performed birds in other treatments in assessed growth rate indices. We therefore conclude that 5gm of Neem extract in their drinking water growing broiler birds encourages healthy growth and may serve as supplements for antibiotics, especially when birds are raised in areas with minimal access to veterinary service.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. March 2021, 7(1): 64-68

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Published

2021-03-31

How to Cite

Sarkar, S., Tarafder, M., Rahman, M. H., Khandaker, M., Ahammad, G. S., Sarker, D. K., Karmakar, B. C., & Islam, B. (2021). Dietary supplementation effects of the levels of Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf extracts as phytogenic feed additive on the growth performance in broiler chicks. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 7(1), 64–68. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v7i1.53310

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