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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 125-130
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2007.125.130
 
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Performance and Some Haematological Response of Finisher Broilers Fed Graded Levels of Fermented Locust Bean (Parkia biglobosa) Seeds Meal

C.O. Obun

Abstract:
One hundred day-old Anak broiler chicks were used to evaluate the performance and some haematological response of finisher broiler fed diets containing graded levels of Fermented Parkia biglobosa Seed Meal (FPSM) for 8 weeks using deep litter system in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). Five dietary treatments containing 0 (control), 25, 50, 75 and 100% levels of FPSM were used and presented as diets 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively. Each treatment had 20 birds, replicated two times with 10 birds each. The results of the performance measured by Body Weight Gain (BWG) and feed intakes revealed that diet 5 was significantly (p<0.05) better in BWG when compared with others. There were significant (p<0.05) differences in BWG among the treatments except diet 1 and 2 which were not significantly (p>0.05) affected. There were no significant (p>0.05) differences in feed intake among the diets but high numerical value was recorded in diet 1 and least in diet 5. The feed conversion and protein efficiency ratios were superior in diet 5 when compared with the control and others. The haematological responses of the birds fed the control and FPSM based diets were not significantly (p>0.05) different and were not influenced by the FPSM inclusion levels in the diets. This study revealed that FPSM could replace GNC with no adverse effect on performance and haematological indices.
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C.O. Obun , 2007. Performance and Some Haematological Response of Finisher Broilers Fed Graded Levels of Fermented Locust Bean (Parkia biglobosa) Seeds Meal. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 1: 125-130.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2007.125.130

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2007.125.130

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