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Swine Nutrition and Feed Technology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2001;14(5): 677-679.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2001.677    Published online May 1, 2001.
Effect of Growell on Performance, Organ Weight and Serum Trace Element Profile of Broilers
D. R. Kalorey, N. V. Kurkure, P. S. Sakhare, Subhangi Warke, Murtuza Ali
Effect of Growell a herbomineral premix was evaluated on performance, organ weight, humoral immune response, tissue and serum trace element profile of boilers. Day old 50 Babcock broiler chicks were randomly divided in two groups (C and T) and reared on deep litter system for 6 weeks of age. Chicks from group C were given basal diet while chicks from T group were fed basal diet supplemented with Growell at the rate 0.35 g/Kg. The chicks were vaccinated with Lasota strain of NCDV at 4th and 28th day of age. The birds receiving Growell treatment had higher body weight with better feed conversion ratio as compare to that of control chicks. Growell treatment had significantly reduced per cent weight of spleen and kidney, whereas that of bursa was increased. There was no effect of treatment on relative weight of thymus. HI antibody titer against NCDV in Growell treated chicks were higher as compare to untreated chicks indicating better humoral immune status. Growell treatment had no effect on serum Fe and Zn concentration. Dietary supplementation of Growell had significantly increased iron content of liver, kidney and muscle; zinc content of kidney and muscle; copper content of kidney and muscle and Mn content of kidney. Growell treatment improved the body weight, FCR and humoral immune status of broilers. Similarly, deposition of trace minerals in various organs was also increased in comparison to control.
Keywords: Broiler Performance; Trace Element; Organ Weight; Growell; Herbomineral

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