Journal of Animal Health and Production

Research Article
J. Anim. Health Prod. 9(3): 271-276.
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Naqash Khalid1*, Syeda Faryal Sakhawat2, Hajira Mehmood2, Malik Mohsin Ali1, Riaz Ali1, Yasir Amin1, Muhammad Ayaz1

1Poultry Research Institute Jaba, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; 2Department of Zoology, Hazara University Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Abstract | The current experiment was designed to investigate the impact of Moringa Leaf Powder as feed additives on growth performance and blood parameters of broilers. For this purpose, total of 240 DOC (Cobb-500) were purchased from the local market. On day of arrival at the farm, chicks were weighed and were divided equally into 4 experimental groups group A, group B, group C and group D having 3 replicas each containing 20 chicks in each replica. Standard feeding and managemental conditions were given to the chicks throughout the experimental period. Group A was considered as control group (no treatment). Group B, C and D were supplemented the Moringa leaf powder with the percentage of 0.5%, 0.1% and 0.15%, respectively. From the obtained results, it was found that the broilers in the group D were had higher weight gain and FCR (p<0.05) as compared to group A, B and C. Furthermore, the H:L of group D was also lowest (p<0.05) (minimum oxidative stress) as compared to group A, B and C. Hence it was concluded that Moringa leaf powder supplemented with the dose of 0.15% had best effect on productive performance and hematology of the broilers. On the basis of results of current study it was concluded that MOLP supplementation in feed had best effects on the productive performance of the broilers. It was also concluded that MOLP had no effect on the mortality of the broilers.

Keywords | Moringa, Broiler, Growth Performance, Blood Parameters, Feed Intake and FCR.