Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Research Article

Effect of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) on Performance and Blood Serum Parameters of Broiler

Arkan B. Mohamed, Mohammed A.M. Al-Rubaee and Ali Q. Jalil
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

This study was carried out at the Poultry of Animal Resource, College of Agriculture, Tikrit University. The present study was conducted to explore the usage of different levels of ginger at concentration of 0.1 and 0.2% respectively supplemented to diets on the Performance and blood serum traits of the Broiler Chickens. 180 (ROSS) 3 weeks old broiler chicks raised to 6 weeks of age. The birds were distributed into 3 treatment groups with three replicates per treatment (20 birds per replicate + 10 females). Ginger (Zingiber officinale) was supplemented at the rate 0.1 and 0.2% in the diets to treatments T2 and T3 respectively while treatment one served as control. The result of performance parameter showed significant difference between treatments. However body weight, weight gain, FCR and feed intake showed a significant differences (p<0.05) between T2 (0.1% ginger) and T3 (0.2% ginger) and control. The total protein didn't differ significantly between the treatment groups. Serum cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose level was a significantly lower in the 0.1 and 0.2% of ginger (p<0.05) than control. Findings of the research study indicated that groups receiving ginger at the rate of 0.1 and 0.2% of the diets showed better performance and serum profiles in broiler.

Related Articles in ASCI
Similar Articles in this Journal
Search in Google Scholar
View Citation
Report Citation

  How to cite this article:

Arkan B. Mohamed, Mohammed A.M. Al-Rubaee and Ali Q. Jalil, 2012. Effect of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) on Performance and Blood Serum Parameters of Broiler. International Journal of Poultry Science, 11: 143-146.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2012.143.146


1:  Ademola, S.G., G.O. Farinu and G.M. Babatunde, 2009. Serum lipid, growth and haematological parameters of broilers fed garlic, ginger and their mixtures. World J. Agric. Sci., 5: 99-104.
Direct Link  |  

2:  Al-Homidan, A.A., 2005. Efficacy of using different sources and levels of Allium sativum and Zingiber officinale on broiler chicks performance. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 12: 96-102.
Direct Link  |  

3:  Bosisio, E., C. Benelli and O. Pirola, 1992. Effect of the flavanolignans of Silybum marianum L. on lipid peroxidation in rat liver microsomes and freshly isolated hepatocytes. Pharmacol. Res., 25: 147-154.
PubMed  |  

4:  Chrubasik, S., M.H. Pittler and B.D. Roufogalis, 2005. Zingiberis rhizoma: A comprehensive review on the ginger effect and efficacy profiles. Phytomedicine, 12: 684-690.
CrossRef  |  PubMed  |  Direct Link  |  

5:  Coles, E.H., 1986. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 4th Edn., W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, London, ISBN: 978-0721618289, Pages: 486.

6:  Dieumou, F.E., A. Teguia, J.R. Kuiate, J.D. Tamokou, N.B. Fonge and M.C. Dongmo, 2009. Effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale) and garlic (Allium sativum) essential oils on growth performance and gut microbial population of broiler chickens. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 21: 25-34.
Direct Link  |  

7:  Doley, S., J.J. Gupta and P.B. Reddy, 2009. Effect of supplementation of ginger, garlic and turmeric in broiler chicken. Indian Vet. J., 86: 644-645.

8:  Duncan, D.B., 1955. Multiple range and multiple F tests. Biometrics, 11: 1-42.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

9:  Franey, R.J. and E. Amador, 1968. Measurment based on ethanol extraction and ferric chloride-sulfuric acid. Clin. Chim. Acta, 21: 225-263.
CrossRef  |  

10:  Garcia, V., P. Catala-Gregori, F.M. Hernandez, D. Megias and J. Madrid, 2007. Effect of formic acid and plant extracts on growth, nutrient digestibility, intestine mucosa morphology and meat yield of broilers. J. Applied Poult. Res., 16: 555-562.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

11:  Ghazaiah, A.A., A.S.A. El-Hakim and A.M. Refaie, 2007. Response of broiler chicks to some dietary growth promoters throughout different growth periods. Egypt. Poult. Sci. J., 27: 53-57.

12:  Herawati, 2006. Effect of red ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc) phytobiotic addition to the broiler performance and blood profile. Pengaruh Penambahan Fitobiotik Jahe Merah., 14: 142-173.
Direct Link  |  

13:  Herawati, 2010. The effect of feeding red ginger as phytobiotic on body weight gain, feed conversion and internal organs condition of broiler. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 9: 963-967.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

14:  Hui, Y.H., 1996. Oleoresins and Essential Oils. In: Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products, Bailey, A.E. and Y.H. Hui (Eds.). Johan Wiley and Son, New York, USA., pp: 145-153..

15:  Jana, U., R.N. Chattopadhyay and B.P. Shaw, 1999. Preliminary studies on anti-inflammatory activity of Zingiber officinale Rosc., Vitex negundo Linn and Tinospora cordifolia (Willied) Miers in albino rats. In. J. Pharmacol., 31: 232-233.
Direct Link  |  

16:  Jang, I.S., Y.H. Ko, S.Y. Kang and C.Y. Lee, 2007. Effect of a commercial essential oil on growth performance, digestive enzyme activity and intestinal microflora population in broiler chickens. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 134: 304-315.
Direct Link  |  

17:  Martins, A.P., L. Salgueiro, M.J. Goncalves, A.P. da Cunha and R. Vila et al., 2001. Essential oil composition and antimicrobial activity of three Zingiberaceae from S. Tome e principe. Planta. Med., 67: 580-584.
PubMed  |  Direct Link  |  

18:  Mascolo, N., R. Jain, S.C. Jain and F. Capasso, 1989. Ethno pharmacologic investigation of ginger (Zingiber officinale). J. Ethnopharmacol., 27: 129-140.
Direct Link  |  

19:  NRC., 1994. Nutrient Requirements of Poultry. 9th Edn., National Academy Press, Washington, DC., USA., ISBN-13: 9780309048927, Pages: 155.

20:  Onimisi, P.A., I.I. Dafwang and J.J. Omaga, 2005. Growth performance and water consumption pattern of broiler chicks fed graded levels of ginger waste meal. J. Agric. For. Soc. Sci., 3: 113-119.

21:  Philips, S., R. Ruggier and S.E. Hutchinson, 1993. Zingiber officinale (ginger) an antiemetic for day case surgery. Anaes, 48: 715-717.

22:  Saeid, J.M., A.B. Mohamed and M.A. Al-Baddy, 2010. Effect of aqueous extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on blood biochemistry parameters of broiler. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 9: 944-947.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

23:  SAS, 1992. SAS User's Guide: Statistics. SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC., USA.

24:  Tollba, A.A., 2003. Using some natural additives to improve physiological and productive performance of broiler chicks under high temperature conditions. 1-Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) or fennel (Foeniculum vulgare L.). Egypt. Poult. Sci. J., 23: 313-326.

25:  Wotton, J.A., 1964. Principle of Animal Physiology. 2nd Edn., Macmilla Publishing Co. Inc., New York, USA.

26:  Zhang, G.F., Z.B. Yang, Y. Wang, W.R. Yang, S.Z. Jiang and G.S. Gai, 2009. Effects of ginger root (Zingiber officinale) processed to different particle sizes on growth performance, antioxidant status and serum metabolites of broiler chickens. Poult. Sci., 88: 2159-2166.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

27:  Dorman, H.J.D. and S.G. Deans, 2000. Antimicrobial agents from plants: Antibacterial activity of plant volatile oils. J. Applied Microbiol., 88: 308-316.
CrossRef  |  Direct Link  |  

©  2021 Science Alert. All Rights Reserved