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Global Journal of Animal Science, Livestock Production and Animal Breeding

Vol. 3 (1), pp. 132-137

Full Length Research Paper

Growth performance characteristics haematology and serum biochemistry of finisher broilers fed diet containing aromabiotic and neobacin

*1Fasanmi O.G, 2Oladele-Bukola M.O, 1Balogun F.A, 1Olona J.F and 1Okuneye O.J 

1Federal College of Animal Health  & Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria.

2Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Obafemi Awolowo University., Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author’s Email: bumaetal@gmail.com

Accepted 17 January, 2015

Abstract

The effects of Aromabiotic® and Neobacin® were evaluated and compared on the performance characteristics, haematology and serum biochemistry of finisher broilers. 180 Marshal broilers at 4weeks were allotted into 5 treatments; T1 (control), T2 (60g aromabiotic/20kg feed), T3 (120g aromabiotic/20kg feed), T4 (4g neobacin/20kg feed) and T5 (8g neobacin/20kg feed), each was replicated thrice, with each replicate having 12 birds. The feeding trial was for 4 weeks. The final weight for T2 (1.52kg) and T3 (1.45kg) are not significantly (P>0.05) different from those of T4 (1.40kg) and T5 (1.49kg), but they are all significantly (P<0.05) greater than the broilers in the control (1.31kg). the weight gain followed the same trend as the Final weight, the FCR and % mortality for T2 and T3 are significantly (P<0.05) superior to the birds in T4 and T5, which are in turn significantly superior to the birds in control (T1). The PCV for T2 (24.00±3.76), T3 (24.10±3.50), T4 (24.33±2.33) and T5 (23.40±2.95) are not significantly (P>0.05) different from one another, but are all significantly (P<0.05) greater than T1 (21.30±3.25). The ALP and ALT of the broilers in T1, T2 and T3 are not significantly (P>0.05) different from one another but are significantly lower than T4 and T5 which have antibiotic growth promoter. There are no significant (P>0.05) differences among the other parameters of performance characteristics (feed Intake), haematological (RBC, WBC, [Hb], and MCV) and serum biochemical (TP. ALB, GLOB, GGT, Uric acid and cholesterol) across the treatments. 60-120g of Aromabiotic® is therefore recommended for use in 20kg feed in Finisher Broilers.      

Keywords: Performance haematology serum biochemistry aromabiotic neobacin finisher broilers