The influences of aloe vera gel supplementation on growth performance of broilers
Author(s): Noor Agha Nassary, M Yunas Waziri
Abstract: Plant products supplementation in poultry feed are gaining a wider application as growth promoter and alternative of medicines, therefore the present study was aimed to assess the influences of Aloe vera gel on growth performance of broilers. A total of 60 one-day Ross 308 broilers were used on a completely randomized design in 4 groups, namely T0, T1, T2 and T3 with 3 replicates. Control group broilers fed a basal diet and three groups basal diet mixed with different levels of Aloe vera gel (0.1%, 0.2% and 0.3%) respectively. The results of obtained data have shown that feed intake were not significantly differ among the groups whereas slightly variation observed with increased aloe vera gel. The daily live body weight gain of T3 and T1 groups broilers were significantly (P < 0.05) higher than control and T2 groups in starter period, and T3 group was significantly (P < 0.05) higher than T1 group broiler in finisher period. The control group FCR observed significantly (P < 0.05) higher compared to T1 and T3 groups in starter period, no significant difference observed in finisher period. In conclusion, the broilers groups treated with aloe vera gel revealed better growth performance and might be recommended as effective additive in the feeding of broilers.