Document Type : Review Article


Department of Animal Nutrition, Sumitra Research Farm, Gujarat, India



This experiment was carried out to investigate the effect of feeding different levels of luffa aegyptiaca extracts (LAP) on the growth performance of broiler chicken fed corn-soya meal diet. The study was carried out between January to March, 2019. A total of two hundred day old broiler chicks of mixed sex (Ross 308) were allocated into four treatment groups, each group was further divided into five replicates each of ten (10) birds. The growth performance parameters measured are: initial body weight, final body weight, average weight gain, average feed intake, average water intake and mortality. Clean feed and water were provided ad libitum and the experiment lasted for 42 days. Treatment 1 contained 1.25 g/ litre of Oxyteracycline, treatment 2, 3 and 4 contained LAP at 10, 20 and 30ml/litre. There was a significant (p0.05) influenced by LAP and OXY. It was concluded that LAP could be orally administered up to 30 ml/litre to broiler chickens without any negative effect on the growth and health performance of the animal.


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