Frontiers of Agriculture and Food Technology
Frontiers of Agriculture and Food Technology ISSN 7295-2849 Vol. 3 (3), pp. 281-283, March, 2015. © International Scholars Journals
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An assessment of leguminous plants (Centrosema pubescens) as feed additive for growth stimulation on broilers
Uzuomfor M. Kenneth
Department of Agricultural Science, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
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Accepted 27 February, 2015
The study was carried out in the Poultry session of the Rivers State University of Education, Ndele Campus Demonstration Farm. Seventeen (17) day old chicks, which has been previously broided for three weeks were used for the study. The birds were divided into four groups and fed three times daily under the following treatments – Leaf + feed + Soya bean cake, leaf + water + feed, chaf + soya bean cake + feed and control + feed + water. The birds were tested on weight gain and growth rate. Data were collected and analyzed using Annova. Result shows that Centrosema pubensecs leaves enhances growth rate, weight gain and feed utilization, thereby reducing long period of intake for broilers to mature.
Key words: Centrosema pubensces, growth stimulation, birds and production.
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