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Replacement of Sunflower Meal with Moringa Oleifera Leaves on Growth Performance of Broiler

  • Open or CloseFida Noor Baloch1*, Hafeez Noor Baloch2 and Gulfam Ali Mughal1

    1Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and veterinary Sciences Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan

    2 College of Agriculture, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu 030801, Shanxi, China

    *Corresponding author:Fida Noor Baloch, Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and veterinary Sciences Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan

Submission: January 04, 2021;Published: March 03, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/APDV.2021.08.000682

ISSN : 2576-9162
Volume8 Issue2


Moringa oleifera leave are the protein source with an adequate profile of amino acids. The present study was undertaken in order to determine the replacement of sunflower meal with moringa oleifera leaves on growth performance of broiler. Birds were arbitrarily separated in four groups, i.e. A (control) was offered 0% Moringa oleifer meal whereas; 1.25% (group B), 2.5% (group C) and 3.75% (group D) Moringa oleifera leaves meal. Parameters measured were weight gains, feed intake, dressing percentage and Feed conversion ratio calculated. Results showed that the maximum chicken body weight and feed intake was noted in group C, as compared to other groups. Feed intake was minimum in group A (control). The higher water intake was recorded in group C, followed by other groups. There was significant (p<0.05) difference in dressing percentage between those groups which have fed the Moringa oleifera leaf meal diet and control group. Feed conversion ratio was significantly (p<0.05) better in group C, followed by other groups the non-significantly variance founded respectively. Different organs parts, liver, Heart, gizzard, proventriculus, Spleen and Intestine were weighed, and the gizzard and heart weight have non-significant and other (liver, spleen, intestine) have significant effect on the absolute internal organ of broiler.

Keywords: Broiler birds; Moringa oleifer leaves; Body weight gain; Organs parts; Growth performance

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