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Vol. 8, Special Issue 3, Part B (2024)

Effect of feeding ginger (Zingiber officinale) powder on haematological parameters and serum lipid profile of broiler chicken

Author(s): VK Munde, DG Singare, PM Kekan, SN Rindhe, SV Londhe, MG Nikam and DP Patil
Abstract: The study utilized one hundred and eighty- day-old commercial broiler chicks of the Ven Cobb Strain. They were divided into four experimental groups: a control group and three treatment groups, with each group having three replicates consisting of fifteen chicks each. The chicks were housed in floor pens with ad libitum access to feed and water throughout the duration of the trial. Four experimental diets were formulated: T0, representing the standard broiler ration; T1, incorporating 0.5% ginger powder; T2, containing 1% ginger powder; and T3, comprising 1.5% ginger powder. These dietary formulations were prepared in accordance with the standards outlined in the Bureau of Indian Standards (1992). The investigation revealed no significant differences in blood haemoglobin and erythrocyte count among the experimental groups. The white blood cell (WBC) count was recorded as 17.25, 25.05, 27.40, and 23.55 x 103/µl in the T0, T1, T2, and T3 groups respectively. Broilers in the T2 group exhibited significantly higher packed cell volume (PCV %) compared to the T0, T1, and T3 groups (p<0.05). Additionally, the T2 group demonstrated significantly lower cholesterol content compared to the T0, T1, and T3 groups (p<0.05). Serum triglyceride levels were significantly lower in the T1 group (25.76 mg/dl) followed by T0 (77.17 mg/dl), T2 (62.82 mg/dl), and highest in the T3 group (92.39 mg/dl) (p<0.05). The cost of feed per kilogram of live weight gain was highest for the T3 group (Rs. 51.37), followed by T0 (Rs. 48.13), T1 (Rs. 46.54), and lowest for the T2 group (Rs. 46.23). The net profit per bird was highest in the T2 group (Rs. 29.70), followed by T1 (Rs. 27.83), T0 (Rs. 21.49), and lowest in the T3 group (Rs. 17.11). Thus, it can be concluded that incorporating one percent ginger powder in the broiler diet enhances overall performance and profitability.
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How to cite this article:
VK Munde, DG Singare, PM Kekan, SN Rindhe, SV Londhe, MG Nikam, DP Patil. Effect of feeding ginger (Zingiber officinale) powder on haematological parameters and serum lipid profile of broiler chicken. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(3S):90-95. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i3Sb.698
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