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Aloe vera in White Leghorn Layer Diet

M. Moorthy, C. Mehala, S. Saravanan and S.C. Edwin
Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal-637 002, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract :

Two hundred and eighty commercial layer chicks belonging to single hatch were purchased from
local hatchery, wing banded, weighed and randomly allotted into four treatment groups with four replicates
of ten chicks each. The chicks were reared in cages in a gable roofed, open sided house. All the chicks were provided with uniform floor, feeder and waterer space and were reared under standard management
conditions throughout the experimental period. Treatment groups were T - control; T -0.1% aloe vera powder; 1 2 T -0.1% aloe vera + 0.1% Curcuma longa powder and T -0.1% of aloe vera and 0.1% of probiotic powder 3 4 There was significant (p<0.05) difference in hen housed egg production, feed conversion ratio and return over feed cost in one percent aloe vera fed group compared to other treatment groups. No significant difference was observed in feed consumption, percent hen day egg production and percent broken eggs. It can be concluded that inclusion of 0.1 percent aloe vera in White Leghorn diet is economical compared to its combination with turmeric and probiotic at 0.1 percent level.

Keywords :
Aloe vera, white leghorn, egg production

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Volume 8, Number 7, - 2009 , ISSN 1682-8356

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