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Volume 24(8): 497-502, 2020.
Effect of Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) dry seed powder supplement on Ross 308 broiler performance.
Sargazizadeh Ghaem1, Kashfiyeganeh Ghazal2
1Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Specialized Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2; Department of surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Specialized Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Ghaem S, Ghazal K., Effect of Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) dry seed powder supplement on Ross 308 broiler performance, Onl J Vet Res., 24(8): 497-502, 2020. We report effect of effect of Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) seed supplement on feed intake, feed conversion ratio and live weight gain on Ross 308 broilers. Groups of 40 day old Ross-308 broiler chicks each were supplemented 5 g/kg (0.5%), 10 g/kg (1%) or 20g/kg (2%) Ajowan seed powder per Kg basal diet. Control chicks were given 0.5% tetracycline or basal diet without supplement. Feed intake, daily live weight gain and feed conversion ratio were compared with untreated controls and antibiotic groups. Compared with controls we found increases (P < 0.05) in feed intake (~8%) and live weight gain (14%) in birds supplement 1-2% Ajowan. Our findings suggest that 2% Trachyspermum ammi seed supplement may improve intake, weight gain and feed conversion ratio in broilers by 5 weeks. However lower concentrations show little benefit.
Key-words: Trachyspermum ammi, Supplement, Broilers.