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Direct Research Journal Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (DRJVMAS):Vol. 2 (4), pp. 106-109, June 2017
International Standard Journal Number ISJN: A4372-2601

Growth performance of starter broilers fed diets containing red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santolinoides) leaf meal
Article Number: DRJA69020831
DOI:

Original Research Article


Ayo-Enwerem, M.C1; Ahaotu, E.O1*; Nwogu, C. M.1 and Opara, J.


Department of Animal Production and Health Technology,Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail:  emmaocy@yahoo.com.


date Received: May 1, 2017     date Accepted: May 25, 2017     date Published: June 5, 2017

Abstract

This study was designed to assess growth performance of starter broilers fed diets containing Pterocarpus santolinoides.  A total of 120 starter broiler chicks used for the study were assigned to four treatment diets corresponding to 0, 5, 10 and 15% and three replicates per treatment with ten birds in each replicate group. The study lasted for 28 days. Five (5) birds per replicate were used for data collection. Results indicated that there were no significant difference (p>0.05) in average initial weight and in daily weight gain.  Significant differences (p<0.05) were obtained on average final weight, average daily feed intake and in average daily weight gain respectively.


Key words: Growth performance, starter broilers, Pterocarpus santolinoides, Feed conversion ratio.