Prebiotic competence of spirulina on the production performance of broiler chickens

Authors

  • A. B. M. Rawshon Jamil Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
  • Md. Rashedunnabi Akanda Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
  • Md. Mahfujur Rahman Department of Medicine, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
  • Md. Anwar Hossain Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
  • Md. Siddiqul Islam Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet

Keywords:

Body weight, Broiler, FCR, Hemato-biochemical parameter, Spirulina

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the prebiotic effects of Spirulina as a growth and immunity promoter for broiler chickens. Birds (n=100) were randomly and equally distributed into four groups (T0, T1, T2 and T3) and fed on a diet containing 0, 2, 4 and 8 g Spirulina/kg feed respectively for 4 weeks. The body weight was significantly (P<0.05) increased in the treatment groups fed with Spirulina diet from 7th days to 28th days old. FCR was also significantly (P<0.05) decreased among the treatment groups. Hematological parameters were significantly (P<0.05) increased except ESR which was decreased significantly (P<0.05) in the treatment group. Aspartate aminotransferase (ALT) and alanine aminotransferase (AST) level were significantly (P<0.05) decreased in all the treatment groups. The study suggests that, Spirulina is a good natural feed additive which has a tremendous effect to improve the broiler production and thereby may reduce the production cost.

 

 http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2015.b94

 

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Published

2015-09-07

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Jamil, A. B. M. R., Akanda, M. R., Rahman, M. M., Hossain, M. A., & Islam, M. S. (2015). Prebiotic competence of spirulina on the production performance of broiler chickens. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2(3), 304–309. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/24862

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