Dietary effect of Mulberry leaf (Morus alba) meal on growth performance and serum cholesterol level of broiler chickens

  • MR Islam Department of Dairy and Poultry Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur-5200
  • M Nurealam Siddiqui Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur-1706
  • A Khatun Department of Dairy and Poultry Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur-5200
  • MNA Siddiky SAARC Agriculture Centre, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215
  • MZ Rahman Department of Dairy and Poultry Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur-5200
  • ABMR Bostami Department of Animal Science and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur-1706
  • ASM Selim Department of Animal Science and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur-1706
Keywords: Mulberry Leaf Meal (MLM), Antibiotic, Broiler, Serum cholesterol

Abstract

To investigate the effect of dietary mulberry leaf meal on body weight, feed conversion efficiency and blood cholesterol level, 240 day-old broiler chicks (Cobb 500) were divided into 6 treatments, each with 4 replications (10 birds/ per replicate) and offered manually prepared diets supplemented with 2.5, 3.5, 4.5% mulberry leaf meal (MLM), MLM Extract and 0.5% for a period of six weeks. Average body weight (g) gain increased (P> 0.05) at 2.5 or 4.5% supplementation of MLM and with MLM extract compared to control and antibiotic group. Feed conversion ratio was better at 4.5% supplementation (1.67) and on addition of MLM extract (1.63) compare to control (1.79). Total cholesterol, HDLcholesterol and triglyceride of broiler chicks in different dietary treatments of during experimental periods were non-significant at day 10 to 15 but total cholesterol and triglyceride decreased significantly (P>0.05) at d 15 to 22 compared to control and antibiotic group. Significant (P<0.05) reduction of total cholesterol and triglyceride with supplementation of mulberry leaf meal at 2.5, 3.5, 4.5% MLM, MLM extract were also observed at d 22 to 42 compared to control and antibiotic group. The result suggests that inclusion of mulberry leaf meal (both 3.5% powder and extract) may be used to formulate low-cost broiler grower diet in order to produce low-cholesterol broiler meat.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/sja.v12i2.21920

SAARC J. Agri., 12(2): 79-89 (2014)

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Islam, M., Siddiqui, M., Khatun, A., Siddiky, M., Rahman, M., Bostami, A., & Selim, A. (2015). Dietary effect of Mulberry leaf (Morus alba) meal on growth performance and serum cholesterol level of broiler chickens. SAARC Journal of Agriculture, 12(2), 79-89. https://doi.org/10.3329/sja.v12i2.21920
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