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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B (2020)

Investigating the Potentials of Citrullus Lanatus seed as Phytobiotic to improve growth Performance, feed efficiency and Serum biochemical Prameters in broiler chickens

Author(s): Muhammad Kure Hajara, Mohammed Aliyu-Paiko, Abafi Joseph and Umar Muazu
Abstract: Sixty day-old chickens were grouped into three; A, B and C. Group A, the control, received commercial diet only. Groups B and C were fed commercial diet, supplemented with 1 and 2% of Citrullus lanatus powder, respectively. Feed and water were offered ad libitum for 6 weeks. Water consumed was measured daily, birds and feed were weighed on a weekly basis. At the end of the experiment, results for feed consumption and feed conversion ratios were similar for all groups. The activity of superoxide dismutase increased statistically in group fed 2% WSP when compared to 0 and 1% WSP. From the results of this study, it may be concluded that Citrullus lanatus could improve the immune status of broilers and can be supplemented in feeds for broilers at 1 and 2% without interfering with the overall health and performance of the chickens.
Pages: 87-92  |  165 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Muhammad Kure Hajara, Mohammed Aliyu-Paiko, Abafi Joseph, Umar Muazu. Investigating the Potentials of Citrullus Lanatus seed as Phytobiotic to improve growth Performance, feed efficiency and Serum biochemical Prameters in broiler chickens. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(1):87-92.
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