Effect of Moringa oleifera and Azardirachta indica Leaf Meals as Antibiotic on the Performance and Blood Parameters of Broiler Chickens

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  • M. O. Oladele-Bukola Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Moor Plantation, Ibadan
  • I. O. Olatoye University of Ibadan
  • B. A. Makanjuola Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Moor Plantation, Ibadan
  • Omotoso Omotoso Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Moor Plantation, Ibadan
  • B. A. Boladuro
  • A. O. Sorunke Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Moor Plantation, Ibadan

Keywords:

Antibiotics, Azardirachta indica, broiler, Moringa oleifera, Oxytetracycline

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of five different inclusion levels of Moringa oleifera leaf meals (MLM) and Azadirachta indica (NLM) as a substitute to antibiotics on the performance and blood parameters of broiler chickens. Two hundred and ten-day-old broiler chicks were randomized to seven dietary treatments of three replicates (10 chicks per replicate). The treatments were T1:25g (Oxytetracycline) /100kg feed, T2: 600g MLM/100Kg feed, T3: 600g NLM/100Kg feed, T4: 300g MLM + 300g NLM /100Kg feed, T5: 450g MLM + 150g NLM/100Kg feed, T6: 150g MLM + 450g NLM/100Kg feed and T7: control (no additive).The results shows that feed intake and weight gain was highest in broiler chicken fed dietary treatment 2 (5843.10g and 2256.80g) and lowest in broiler chicken fed dietary treatment 6 and (5431.20g and 2009.63g).Broiler chickens fed dietary treatment 3 had the best feed conversion ratio (2.55) and also recorded the lowest percentage of mortality (5.00%). The haematological and serum biochemical indices were not affected (p>0.05) by the dietary treatments. In conclusion, birds fed diets containing Moringa oleifera leaf meal compared well with those placed on antibiotic growth promoters.

Author Biographies

I. O. Olatoye, University of Ibadan

 Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine 

B. A. Boladuro

Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Moor Plantation, Ibadan

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2024-07-09

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Oladele-Bukola, M. O., Olatoye, . I. O. ., Makanjuola, B. A., Omotoso, O., Boladuro, B. A., & Sorunke, A. O. (2024). Effect of Moringa oleifera and Azardirachta indica Leaf Meals as Antibiotic on the Performance and Blood Parameters of Broiler Chickens. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 651–653. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5670

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