The Efficacy Of Biomin® As A Natural Growth Promoter On The Performance Traits Of Ross Breed Broilers

  • SB Akinleye
  • EA Iyayi
  • KD Afolabi
Keywords: Efficacy, Biomine, Growth promoter, performance, broilers.

Abstract

One hundred and twenty day old Ross broiler chicks were randomly alloted to two diets with or without biomine in a completely radomized design. There were sixty birds per treatment and each treatment had 3 replicates–
twenty birds per replicate. Energy content of the diets was 3,000kal metabolizable energy (ME) per kg with crude protein content of 22% and 17% for the starter and finisher’s mash respectively. A test diet with biomine (1g/kg) was given ad libitum at the starter and finisher stages, and oral biomine (2mg/bird) was given for three consecutive days at each of the stages. A control diet without biomine was allowed per phase. Biomine, made
up of prebiotics and probiotics had no significantly (P>0.05) positive effect on the performance characteristics of Ross Breed broilers monitored at both starter and finisher phases. Post mortem result revealed that 6.67% of birds on control diet died of diarrhoea due to microbial infections. Biomine a symbiotic natural growth promoter must have served as antibiotics and enhanced the immunity of birds on biomine treated diets.
Published
2009-12-04
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1597-0906