Effects of Nishyinda, black pepper and cinnamon extract as growth promoter in broilers

Authors

  • MR Molla Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MM Rahman Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • F Akter Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • M Mostofa Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v29i2.14345

Keywords:

Nishyinda, black pepper, cinnamon extract, broilers

Abstract

An extract of nishyinda (Vitex negundo) leaves, black pepper (Piper nigrum) and cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) (polyherbal extract) were used as growth promoter in broilers. A total of 20 day-old broiler chicks were purchased and after seven days of acclimatization randomly divided into two equal groups. No vaccination schedule was practised and no antibiotics were added in rations. Group A served as control while group B was supplemented with polyherbal extract 1 mL/litre in drinking water. Weekly body weight gain up to six weeks was measured and blood tests were performed at 21 and 42 days. Polyherbal extract significantly (P<0.05) improved weight gain. There was no change in haematological parameters. It can be concluded that the polyherbal extract was safe as a growth promoter in broiler production without adverse effects on chicken health.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v29i2.14345

Bangl. vet. 2012. Vol. 29, No. 2, 69-77

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Published

2013-03-30

How to Cite

Molla, M., Rahman, M., Akter, F., & Mostofa, M. (2013). Effects of Nishyinda, black pepper and cinnamon extract as growth promoter in broilers. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 29(2), 69–77. https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v29i2.14345

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