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Response of Broiler Chicks to Dietary Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum) As A Feed Additive

Response of Broiler Chicks to Dietary Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum) As A Feed Additive

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dc.contributor.author Elamin, Raja. F.
dc.contributor.author Abdelatti, Khadiga A.
dc.contributor.author Dousa, B.M.
dc.date 2011
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-16T06:17:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-16T06:17:02Z
dc.date.submitted 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26542
dc.description.abstract An experiment was carried out to study the response of broiler chicks to dietary cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) as a natural feed additive on broiler performance and blood parameters. A total of ninety six one-day old unsexed broiler chicks (Hubbard) were used. The birds were randomly divided into four equal groups each of 24 birds with four replicates (6 birds/replicate) in a completely randomized design. Four iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric diets were formulated to meet nutrient requirements of broiler chicks as outlined by National research Council NRC .They were supplemented with four levels of cardamom (0.0%, 0.15%, 0.30% and 0.45%). The study lasted for six weeks. Parameters measured were feed intake, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio (FCR), pre-slaughter weight, dressing percentage and some blood parameters (glucose, total protein and total lipids). Results showed that the dietary cardamom supplementation had significantly (P<0.05) increased feed intake and body weight gain. Birds fed 0.15% and 0.45% cardamom obtained the highest body weight gain. Final body weight, feed conversion ratio FCR and internal organs percent were not influenced by cardamom. Moreover, the treatment had significantly (P<0.05) decreased blood total lipids and glucose. However, there was no significant (P>0.05) effect on blood total protein. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Broiler Chicks, Cardamom en_US
dc.title Response of Broiler Chicks to Dietary Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum) As A Feed Additive en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Animal Production en_US

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