Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 49 issue 3 (june 2015) : 333-335

Performance of broilers fed ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) incorporated diets during summer season for alleviating heat stress

P. Vasanthakumar*, B. Pangayarselvi, P. Sasikumar, D. Chandrasekaran, K.A. Doraisamy, M.R. Purushothaman
1Department of Animal Nutrition, Veterinary College and Research Institute, (TANUVAS) Namakkal – 637 002, India.
Cite article:- Vasanthakumar* P., Pangayarselvi B., Sasikumar P., Chandrasekaran D., Doraisamy K.A., Purushothaman M.R. (2024). Performance of broilers fed ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) incorporated diets during summer season for alleviating heat stress. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(3): 333-335. doi: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00082.5.
An experiment was conducted to assess the effect of ashwagandha on alleviating heat stress using 90 numbers of day old broiler chicks dividing into 3 treatment groups containing 3 replicates in each group during summer season. The dietary treatments included T1 (Control) without any herbal supplementation, T2 - 1.0 % ashwagandha root powder and T3 - 0.15 % ashwagandha root extract. At the end of 42 days of age, the body weight, feed intake, antioxidant level and immune status were significantly.
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