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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)

Comparative assessment of different dose of probiotics on growth performance and economics of broiler chicken

Author(s):

Satendra Kumar and Anita Kumari

Abstract:
An experiment was conducted to study the effect of probiotics supplementation on growth performance and economics of feeding in broilers. A total of 1000, day old broiler chickens were randomly assigned into four groups as T<sub>0</sub>, T<sub>1</sub>, T<sub>2</sub> and T<sub>3 </sub>group. Group T<sub>0</sub> was considered as control fed with commercial ration while T<sub>1</sub>, T<sub>2</sub> and T<sub>3 </sub>group fed with commercial ration with the addition of 1gm, 2gm and 3gm probiotics/10 liters drinking water respectively upto 35 days of age. On day 35 (28<sup>th</sup> day of experiment) was observed that the body weight in the control group T<sub>0</sub> was 1279.31±39.14, in the treatment group T<sub>1</sub>was 1346.52±39.58, in the treatment group T<sub>2</sub>was 1602.48±45.08 and in the treatment group T<sub>3</sub>was1386.12±39.91. All the data was statistically significant at 1% (P&lt;0.05) level. The highest body weight was recorded in the treatment group T<sub>2</sub> and lowest in the control group T<sub>0</sub>.Weekly body weight gain in 2<sup>nd</sup>, 3<sup>rd</sup>, 4<sup>th</sup> and5<sup>th</sup> weeks of experiment shows the weight increased significantly at 1% (P&lt;0.01) level of significance. Birds in the treatment group T<sub>2 </sub>consumed significantly more feed than control group as well as the other groups T<sub>1</sub>and T<sub>3</sub>. Whereas, the birds feed probiotics level 3gm/L in group T<sub>3</sub> consumed significantly less feed than the other probiotics treatment groups and the control group. At 3<sup>rd</sup>, 4<sup>th</sup> and 5<sup>th</sup>weeks of age there were significant differences in the daily feed consumption among the probiotics treatment groups and also between the probiotics groups and the control group. The daily profit was estimated as Rs. 16.25, 20.61, 41.04 and 28.74 per bird in T<sub>0</sub>, T<sub>1</sub>, T<sub>2</sub> and T<sub>3 </sub>group bird where as the cost-benefit ratio was 1:1.15, 1:1.18, 1:1.35 and 1:1.26 respectively. It signifies that the body weight gain of broiler chickens was improved which provided more earning to the farmer.

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How to cite this article:
Satendra Kumar and Anita Kumari. Comparative assessment of different dose of probiotics on growth performance and economics of broiler chicken. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):368-371.

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