Effect of Garlic Oil Inclusion on Carcass Quality, Growth Performance and Cost Implication of Broiler ChickensJournal: Sumerianz Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary (Vol.3, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2020-10-17
Authors : Bamigboye Samson. O.; Oluwafemi R. A.; Maduekwe Innocent M.;
Page : 150-154
Keywords : Garlic; Oil Inclusion; Allium sativum.;
This study was carried to evaluate the “Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum) oil inclusion on carcass quality, growth performance and cost implication of broiler chickens”. A total of 180 day–old-(Arboacre) broiler chicks purchased from a reputable hatchery was used in the study which lasted for eight (8) weeks. The birds were divided into four experimental groups; each group was further subdivided into three replicates of fifteen birds per each in a Complete Randomized Design (CRD). The birds were fed on two basal diets (Starter and finisher) in an experiment which lasted for eight weeks. The garlic oil (Allum sativum) was added to the basal diet at (0.00, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3%) level respectively. The treatment were T1, T2, T3, and T4 with T1 serving as control. Growth performance, carcass characteristics, and cost implication were recorded. At the end of the experiment, the birds were slaughtered, dressed to estimate the different parameters. The result showed that the diet with 0.3% garlic oil inclusion had significantly (P<0.5) highest body weight and highest dressing percentage. Control treatment (0.0%) had highest feed intake and best feed conversion ratio. The mortality rate was not affected significantly by the addition of garlic oil in broiler diet. The garlic oil inclusion reduced the mortality rate of the birds, increases productivity and food safety. The result showed on cost implication reveal the economical evaluation of the experiment diets indicated that, the diet with 0.3% level of garlic oil showed the highest profitability ratio as compared to the group. This might be due to the highest return of the weight gains recorded by this group of chicken.
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