INFLUENCE OF TETRAPLEURA TETRAPTERA AS ADDITIVE ON BLOOD PROFILE OF BROILER CHICKENS

Authors

  • Adams, T. O. Department of Animal Health and Production and Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora, Oyo State
  • Abu, O. A.
  • Adebisi, I. A.
  • Ogunbode, A. A.
  • Emiola, C. B.
  • Oladepo, O.
  • Oseni, M.
  • Ogunro, G. J.
  • Oladipupo, A. O.

Keywords:

Broilers chicken, Blood profile,additive and Tetrapleura tetraptera

Abstract

There is a growing interest in plant feed additives in livestock production. This study was designed to assess the influence of dietary inclusion of Tetrapleura tetraptera in drinking water on blood profiles of broiler chicken. A total of Two-hundred-day old broiler chicks were used. There were five (5) dietary treatments. TI 0.00g/litre (control) contained no Tetrapleura tetraptera, T2-T5contained 0.25g/litres,0.50g/litres,0.75g/litres and 1.00g/litres of Tetrapleura tetraptera respectively. Each treatment was replicated four (4) times with each replicate having 10birds in a complete randomized design (CRD).  The experiment lasted for 7weeks. Results revealed that Packed cell volume (PCV), Haemoglobin (Hb) and Red Blood Cell (RBC) values of birds fed diet 1-5 were similar (P>0.05), also, Serum biochemical indices showed no significant (P>0.05) difference except serum albumin that was significantly (P<0.05) difference among the treatment group. The overall result shows that birds on diet 3 (0.50g/litres of Tetrapleura tetraptera) had significantly superior body weight gain and final body weight than birds on diet 1 (0.00g/litre), diet 2 (0.25g/litres), diet 4 (0.75g/litres) and diet 5 (1.00g/litre) of Tetrapleura tetraptera respectively.The study could be concluded that 0.50g/litres of Tetrapleura tetraptera in drinking water could be used to improve the blood profile to produce antibiotics residues free chicken meat.

Published

2022-12-30