Air-Dried Neem Leaf Extract: It’s Effect on the Growth Performance of Broiler Chicken

Authors

  • L. T. Egbeyale Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  • O. Y. Ayo-Ajasa Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  • A. A. Ayoola Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  • A .F. Adeojo Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  • D. O. Adeyeye Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  • T. R. Adio Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  • P. A. Adegbola Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Keywords:

neem leaf extract, performance, broiler chicken

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of aqueous extract of neem leaves on growth performance of broiler chickens. One hundred and sixty (160) broiler chicks were used for the experiment and were intensively managed. The chicks were randomly assigned to four treatment groups administered 0ml, 30ml, 40ml and 50ml of aqueous neem leaf extracts and defined as T1, T2, T3 and T4 respectively. Daily Weight Gain (g/bird), Feed Intake (g/bird), water intake (g/bird) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) were measured. Result showed a significant (p<0.05) influence of aqueous neem leaf extract on feed conversion ratio at starter phase. It was concluded that the use of air-dried neem leaf extract can be adopted as a replacement forantibiotics in broiler chicken production without any adverse effect on their growth performance.

Author Biographies

L. T. Egbeyale, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Production and Health 

O. Y. Ayo-Ajasa, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

 

Department of Animal Production and Health 

A. A. Ayoola, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Production and Health 

A .F. Adeojo, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Production and Health  

D. O. Adeyeye, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Production and Health 

T. R. Adio, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Production and Health  

P. A. Adegbola, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Production and Health 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Egbeyale, L. T., Ayo-Ajasa, O. Y. ., Ayoola, A. A., Adeojo, A. .F. ., Adeyeye, D. O., Adio, T. R., & Adegbola, P. A. (2024). Air-Dried Neem Leaf Extract: It’s Effect on the Growth Performance of Broiler Chicken. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 539–341. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5475

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