Production performance in broilers on supplementing giloe and cinnamon

Garima Tiwari, Anshu Rahal
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1Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand.
  • Submitted11-02-2020|

  • Accepted05-03-2020|

  • First Online 27-03-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP189

Cite article:- Tiwari Garima, Rahal Anshu (2020). Production performance in broilers on supplementing giloe and cinnamon. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 34(3): 211-215. doi: 10.18805/BKAP189.
A feeding trial of 42 days was conducted to discern the effect of dietary incorporation of giloe and cinnamon powder on growth performance in commercial broilers .One hundred and twenty, day old Vencobb broiler chicks were procured and divided randomly into 6 treatment groups with 2 replicates of 10 chicks each viz., T1 (control) were fed basal diet whereas in treatment group T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6, basal diet was incorporated with 1% giloe, 2% giloe, 1% cinnamon, 2% cinnamon and combination of 1% giloe and 1% cinnamon, respectively. During starter phase (0-21 days), the body weight gain was significantly (P£0.05) higher in T3incorporated with 2% giloe. The feed conversion ratio was significantly (P£0.05) improved in broiler chicks fed diet incorporated with 1% giloe (T2). The performance index was significantly better in T2 and T3 compared to other groups. During finisher phase (22-42 days), the feed conversion ratio was significantly better in T2 and T6 compared to other groups. Performance index was significantly higher in T2 incorporated with 1% giloe. During the whole experimental period (0-42 days), incorporation of 1 % giloe improved broiler performance in terms of body weight, weight gain, feed conversion ratio and performance index. The average body weight gain of T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6 were 1408.8, 1580.2, 1540.3, 1517.2, 1474.4 and 1551.0g, respectively. It can be concluded that giloe and/or cinnamon in combination can be fed to broilers to improve growth performance.
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