Growth Performance and Haematology of Broiler Birds Fed Diets Containing Korean Ginseng

Authors

  • B. C. Amaefule University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • I. E. Uzochukwu University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • N. C. Ezema University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • M. A. Egom University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • M. Ezekwe University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Keywords:

Korean ginseng, broiler birds, growth performance, haematology

Abstract

The study was conducted to determine the effect of dietary Korean ginseng inclusion on growth performance and haematology of broiler birds. A total of 80 day old chicks were used for the study. The birds were randomly divided into four treatments and assigned to four treatment diets in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) as follows T0, T1, T2, and T3 containing 0, 2, 4 and 6 g per 5 kg feed inclusion in their diet respectively. Routine management practices were carried out as at when due and the experiment lasted for eight weeks. The result showed that there were significant (p<0.05) difference in their body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and mortality rate of broilers fed 4 g and 6 g per 5 kg feed of Korean ginseng. The haematological indices showed that there were significant (p<0.05) difference only in Packed cell volume. From the results, it was concluded that Korean ginseng inclusion at 4 and 6 g per 5 kg diet enhanced growth performance of broiler birds.

Author Biographies

B. C. Amaefule, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Animal Science

I. E. Uzochukwu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Animal Science 

N. C. Ezema, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Animal Science

M. A. Egom, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Animal Science

M. Ezekwe , University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Animal Science

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Published

2024-07-09

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Amaefule, B. C., Uzochukwu, I. E. ., Ezema, N. C., Egom, M. A., & Ezekwe , M. (2024). Growth Performance and Haematology of Broiler Birds Fed Diets Containing Korean Ginseng. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 155–158. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/4432

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