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

Effect of feeding ginger powder on performance and carcass traits of broiler chicken

Author(s): DG Singare, VK Munde, PM Kekan, SN Rindhe, MG Nikam and SV Londhe
Abstract: An experimental investigation was conducted to assess the effects of powdered ginger (Zingiber officinale) as a natural dietary supplement on the growth and carcass attributes of broiler chickens. Eighty-one commercial broiler chicks of the Ven Cobb Strain were randomly distributed into four treatment groups, including a control group, with three replicates of fifteen chicks each. Throughout the six-week experimental period, the chicks were reared in a deep litter system under uniform care and management practices, with ad libitum access to water and feed. Four experimental diets were formulated as follows: T0, comprising the standard broiler ration in accordance with BIS (1992) standards, served as the control group; T1 contained the standard broiler ration supplemented with 0.5% ginger powder; T2 included the standard broiler ration supplemented with 1% ginger powder; and T3 consisted of the standard broiler ration supplemented with 1.5% ginger powder. The treatment groups, T0, T1, T2, and T3, exhibited cumulative average body weights of 2063.33 g, 2193.67 g, 2243.67 g, and 2187.67 g, respectively, at the conclusion of the sixth week, indicating significant differences (p<0.05) in body weight. However, the average weekly body weight gain did not exhibit significant differences among the dietary treatments. In comparison to treatment groups T1 (3579.71 g) and T3 (3543.48 g), with the lowest in T2 (3443.73 g), group T0 exhibited significantly greater average feed consumption at 3690.11 g (p<0.01). Treatment group T2, supplemented with 1% ginger powder, demonstrated a notably higher feed conversion ratio compared to the other groups (p<0.05). Among the treatment groups, T2 (1706.66 g) showed the highest carcass weight, followed by T3 (1652.53 g), T1 (1647.80 g), and T0 (1531.41 g). Broilers in the T2 group exhibited significantly greater carcass weight compared to those in groups T0, T1, and T3 (p<0.05). The treatment group T2, supplemented with 1% ginger powder, exhibited the highest edible meat percentage (76.08%), followed by T3 (75.53%), T1 (75.11%), and T0 (74.22%). Broilers in the T2 group demonstrated significantly increased giblet weight compared to those in groups T0, T1, and T3 (p<0.05). The research findings suggest that supplementing broiler diets with 1% ginger powder enhances broiler performance, as evidenced by improvements in cumulative average body weight, feed conversion ratio, and carcass weight.
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DG Singare, VK Munde, PM Kekan, SN Rindhe, MG Nikam, SV Londhe. Effect of feeding ginger powder on performance and carcass traits of broiler chicken. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(3S):96-100. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i3Sb.699
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