Article Number: DRJA69020831


ISSN: 2734-2166

Vol. 2 (4), pp. 106-109, June 2017

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Original Research Article

Growth performance of starter broilers fed diets containing red sandalwood (Pterocarpus santolinoides) leaf meal

Ayo-Enwerem, M.C

Ahaotu, E.O*

Nwogu, C. M.

Opara, J.


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.

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

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