Replacement of vitamin-mineral premix by Spirulina and its effect on the performance of broiler

  • Shahinur Nahar Moury Department of Animal Nutrition, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Md. Touhiduzzaman Sarker Department of Dairy Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Adhita Sri Prabakusuma Department of Food Technology, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Md. Imrul Hasan Russel Department of Finance, Asian University of Bangladesh
  • Md. Shahidul Islam Department of Plant Pathology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, China

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to explore the effects of Spirulina (Spirulina platensis) as a feed supplement by replacing Vitamin-Mineral Premix on the performance of broiler. The study explored that final body weight was 1039, 1070, 1044, 1065, 1117 and 893 g/bird in group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 where significantly (p<0.5) higher weight observed in Spirulina group (5) but lower in negative control group (6). Feed intake observed more or less similar in all groups (1483±24g; p>0.5). Feed conversion ratio (kg FI/kg LWG) observed significantly different like 1.72, 1.65, 1.69, 1.62, 1.61 and 1.99 in group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively (p<0.5) where higher in negative group (6) and control group (1), but is lowest and similar in 75% Spirulina group (4) and highest (100%) Spirulina group (5). %Ash of different dietary groups were 46.35, 46.54, 48.93, 49.93, 55.07 and 46.92 of group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively. The %ash of bone was gradually increased among dietary groups and the best result was obtained in 100% Spirulina group 5 (55.07). It also revealed that diets containing no vitamin-mineral premix with 100% Spirulina improve the performance of broiler. The findings suggest that poultry farmer can use spirulina as a feed item for broiler for more yield.

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MOURY, Shahinur Nahar et al. Replacement of vitamin-mineral premix by Spirulina and its effect on the performance of broiler. Journal of Scientific Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 39-51, jan. 2018. ISSN 2184-0261. Available at: <http://updatepublishing.com/journals/index.php/jsa/article/view/919>. Date accessed: 18 july 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25081/jsa.2018.v2.919.
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