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Online Journal of Veterinary Research©
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Volume 26 (3):164-172, 2022.
Effect of Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) dry seed powder on broiler growth.
Sargazizadeh, Ghaem; Kashfiyeganeh, Ghazal.
Department of pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Ghaem S, Ghazal K., Effect of Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) dry seed powder on broiler growth, Onl J Vet Res., 26 (3):164-172, 2022. We report effect of ajowan seed powder as growth promoter for broilers. We recorded daily feed intake, live weight gain and feed conversion ratio compared with non-treated and salinomycin controls. Chicks were supplemented daily with 0.5% (5g/kg), 1% (10g/kg) and 2% (20g/kg) ajowan dry seed powder per kg of standard diet for 35 days. Antibiotic controls were given 0.5% salinomycin. Normal controls were not supplemented. Compared with controls, 2% ajowan boosted (p<0.05) intake by 2-4th weeks 6-9% and weight gain by 13-20%. Feed conversion ratio was boosted 8% in birds given 2% ajowan but 8.9% in those given salinomycin. We find that Ajowan supplement may boost performance in broilers.
Key Words: Ajowan supplement, broilers, growth, intake, food conversion.