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8. Effect of dietary supplementation of
polyherbal liver stimulant on growth performance and nutrient
utilization in broiler chicken - V. K. Singh, S. S.
Chauhan, K. Ravikanth, K., Maini, S. and Rekhe, D.S.
Veterinary World 2(9):350-352
A study was
undertaken to assess the efficacy of polyherbal growth
promoter and liver tonic product Superliv concentrate
premix simultaneously on performance of commercial broiler
chicks. Sixty day old unsexed commercial broiler chicks were
divided randomly into two identical groups of three replicates
each. Control group I was given standard basal diet only and no
treatment whereas group II was administered Superliv conc.@500g/tonne
of feed along with basal diet from 0-6 weeks of experiemental study.
Mean weekly body weight gain, total feed consumption and feed
efficiency was recorded throughout the study period. A four day
long metabolic trial was conducted at the end of experiment to
evaluate nutrient utilization parameters. It was observed that
the mean total body weight gain and feed conversion ratio (FCR)
were significantly (P=0.05) different in treated group compared
to control. Percent protein, energy and ether extract retention
were significantly higher in group supplemented with herbal
liver tonic product than control. It may be concluded that
supplementation of Superliv concentrate
premix@500g/tonne of feed is beneficial for commercial broiler
rearing and optimum feed utilization.
stimulants, Feed consumption, Broiler performance, Metabolism.