Effect of Supplementing Olive, Blackseed and Flaxseed Oils on Growth Performance and Serum Biochemistry of Broiler and Economics of its Production

Muhammad Ashraf
2017 International Journal of Agriculture and Biology  
To cite this paper: Ashraf, M., A.U. Haq, F. Ahmad and Z.U.D. Sindhu, 201x. Effect of supplementing olive, blackseed and flaxseed oils on growth performance and serum biochemistry of broiler and economics of its production. Int. J. Agric. Biol., Abstract This study was conducted to investigate the effect of olive oil, black seed oil and flaxseed oil on growth performance and serum biochemistry of broiler chicks. Three hundred broiler chicks were grouped into 30 experimental units having 10
more » ... nits having 10 chicks each. Three levels (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%) of each of the oils were offered to the chicks such that each treatment was replicated thrice. The chicks fed on basal diet served as a control. The data on weekly body weight gain, feed intake, weekly feed conversion ratio, Newcastle Disease (ND) and IBD titers, serum triglycerides, serum cholesterol, low density lipoprotein and high density lipoprotein were recorded. The overall weight gain (1720.6 g) was significantly (P<0.05) highest in the treatment having 0.5% flax seed oil. Highest value of titer (213.33) against ND was observed in the treatment having black seed oil 0.5%. Non-significant results were observed regarding serum triglycerides, serum cholesterol, low and high density lipoprotein. Overall results depicted that 0.5% flax seed oil improves growth performance in broiler chicks.
doi:10.17957/ijab/15.0284 fatcat:xu6dcz4oujculpigdmpbmdlk24