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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 40-46

Effect of Feeding Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal as Feed Additive on the Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Broiler Chicks
M. S. Meel* and T. Sharma
Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Navania, Vallabhnagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author

A study was carried out to evaluate the effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MOLM) as feed additive on the growth performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks. A total of 150 one day-old broiler chicks (Vencobb-400) were randomly assigned to five dietary treatments (T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5) containing MOLM at 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0% inclusion levels respectively, in a complete randomized design experiment. The basal diet was formulated according to the BIS recommendations and used for the starter and finisher. The obtained results showed that dietary supplementation with different levels of moringa significantly improved the performance of broiler chicks and positively affected nutrient metabolizability, percentages of carcass yield, total edible parts and weights of giblets compared with their control counterparts. Results revealed that, effect of moringa leaf meal supplementation on average final body weight, average daily gain, average daily feed intake and feed conversion ratio were significant (P<0.01). Birds fed on 1.5% MOLM diet showed heaviest body weight, with the best feed conversion ratio. It was concluded that supplementation of MOLM at 1.5% level of diet was effective in improving the performance of broiler chickens.

Keywords: Broilers, Moringa oleifera leaf, Performance, Carcass quality

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Meel, M. S. and Sharma, T. 2021. Effect of Feeding Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal as Feed Additive on the Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Broiler Chicks.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 40-46. doi:
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