Effect of Eruca Sativa in Broiler Diet on Productivity
Keywords:Eruca sativa, broiler, performance, immunity
This experiment was conducted on 120 unsexed Cobb chicks of one day old for 28 days. Chicks were
randomly divided into 4 groups (30 chicks each) and each group consists of two replicates (15 chicks each).
All groups was fed using a basal diet, but the first group drunk water from the tap as a control, while the other
drunk water with extract of Eruca Sativa leaves (0.25, 0.50 and 0.75ml/Liter) respectively. This study aimed
to determine the effect of extraction of Eruca Sativa leaves on broiler performance, some blood parameters
and immune response to Newcastle virus. The result showed that the supplementation of the broiler diet
with extraction of Eruca sativa especially of levels (0.25 and 0.50ml/L) significantly improve the final body
weight (P?0.05). The weight gain also significantly improved (P?0.05) but, there were no significantly
changes in the weight of internal organs and blood pictures (WBCs, RBCs, Hb and PCV respectively). The
antibody titer against the Newcastle virus found to be significantly increased (P?0.05)
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