Hemp Seeds and Broilers Performance

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Cannabis sativa improves broilers growth

ISBN: 3659119261
ISBN 13: 9783659119262
Autor: Khan, Rifat Ullah/Naz, Shabana/Tufarelli, Vincenzo
Verlag: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Umfang: 56 S.
Erscheinungsdatum: 08.05.2012
Auflage: 1/2012
Format: 0.4 x 22 x 15
Gewicht: 102 g
Produktform: Kartoniert
Einband: KT

Beschreibung

A research project was planned to study the effect of feeding seeds of Cannabis sativa on the carcass quality of broiler chicks. A total of 160 days old broiler chicks of equal weight were randomly divided into four equal groups A, B, C and D. Each group was further divided into four replicates with 10 chicks in each replicate. Dried crushed Cannabis sativa seeds were added to the feed of groups B, C and D at the rate of 5, 10, and 20% of offered feed respectively, while group A served as a control. The studied parameters were body weight, feed intake, Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR), dressing percentage, mortality and economics. After an experimental period of 42 days, the data were analyzed statistically. It was revealed from the results that body weight gain, breast weight, thigh weight were significantly higher (P>0.05), while feed intake was significantly lower (P>0.05) in group D compared to the control. FCR was significantly poor in control group. Difference in dressing percentage and mortality were non significant between the treated and control groups. Return per chick (in rupees) was significantly higher in group D compared to group A and B (P>0.05). No significant difference

Autorenporträt

Dr. Khan is a young scientist in the field of poultry production. He has worked on a number of poultry species and have published a large number of research papers and reviews in the fiefdom of poultry science. Currently, he is working as an Ass. Prof. in KP Agri. Uni. Peshawar, Pakistan and is involved in a number of projects on poultry production

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