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Review article (Published On: 03-Feb-2023)

Performance of broiler birds fed diets supplemented with turmeric powder

Ahaotu EO, M.U. Mbachu and C.E. Oko

J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (01):29-39

Ahaotu EO: Department of Animal Production and Health Technology, Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Nigeria

M.U. Mbachu: Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

C.E. Oko: Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana-Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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Article History: Received on: 06-Oct-22, Accepted on: 28-Jan-23, Published on: 03-Feb-23

Corresponding Author: Ahaotu EO

Email: emmaocy@gmail.com

Citation: Mbachu MU, Ahaotu EO, Ohanu SO and Oko CE (2023). Performance of broiler birds fed diets supplemented with turmeric powder. J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (01):29-39


Abstract

Performance of broiler chicken on diet supplemented with turmeric powder as reviewed have comprehensive works done on inclusion of turmeric powder in the diet of broiler birds and their effects on different productive parameters, biochemical constituents and economics of production. Data collected on the chemical constituent found in turmeric powder, the adequate levels of turmeric powder to be added in the diet of broiler birds, the different methods of turmeric addition, like inclusion in the diet or mixing in water or any other method was considered. Results on body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion efficiency, some blood constituents as haemoglobin, packed cell volume, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), cholesterol and triglycerides were incorporated. Supplementation of turmeric powder on dressing percentage and carcass yield along with organ weigh were also considered. Finally, the economics of production for every unit of production was also considered. From the reviews, it may be concluded that dietary supplementation of turmeric powder was found to be beneficial in terms of performance as  body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion efficiency, live ability, performance index, carcass characteristics and organ weight, blood constituents like haemoglobin, packed cell volume, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), cholesterol and triglycerides and overall net profit of rearing broiler birds as compared to the non-turmeric added birds.


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