Scholarly Journal of Agricultural Science Vol. 7(2), pp. 27-33 March, 2017
Available online at http:// www.scholarly-journals.com/SJAS
ISSN 2276-7118 © 2017 Scholarly-Journals
Effect of Miadasan as a dietary supplement on performance, Carcass characteristic and blood profile of broiler chickens
Livestock Department at Dan-malafia Research Farms, Ibadan, Nigeria. Email: email@example.com.
An experiment was conducted to study the effect of Miadiasin as a dietary supplement on the growth performance viz., weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion ratio, carcass characteristics and some blood parameters of broiler chickens. One hundred and twenty one-day old commercial broiler chicks (Arbo acre) were reared in a deep litter poultry house and divided into four (4) groups of thirty (30) birds each. The groups were assigned to four diets containing 0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3% Miadiasin. Feed and water were provided ad libitum throughout the experimental period which lasted for 42 days. The results showed that there was a significant (P<0.05) difference in body weight, weight gain and feed conversion ratio between treatment groups. Diets with 0.3% level of Miadiasin significantly (P<0.05) increased body weight gain (2101.9 g), body weight (2206.1g) and feed conversion ratio (1.41) with no mortality. The relative weights of the organs examined were significantly (P<0.05) different across dietary treatments. All the haematological parameters evaluated: Pack cell volume (PCV), Haemoglobin (Hb), White blood cell (WBC) were not significantly (P>0.05) affected by the inclusion of Miadiasin. Significant influences were not observed for total protein, albumin, and globulin, serum glutamic oxaloacetate transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamic pyruvate transaminase (SGPT). Miadiasin can be included up to 0.3% level in broiler chicken rations without any adverse effect on growth performance, carcass characteristics and blood profile of birds.
Key words: Miadiasin, Broiler chickens, Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Haematological parameters.