Production Performance Of Broiler Chickens With The Use Of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) As A Natural Probiotic And Its Effect On Organometric Parameters
This research aimed to evaluate the productive behavior of broilers and organometrics using different levels of ginger (Zingiber officinale) inclusion in the feed, carried out at the Rio Verde Support Center of the UPSE. A total of 200 broilers of 15 days of age and homogeneous weights were used. The study was established in a completely randomized design distributed in 4 treatments with 20 replicates each: T0, T1, T2 and T3, where 0, 0.25, 0.50 and 0.75 g of ginger were fed in 1 kg of feed. The variables evaluated were: final weight (g), weight gain (g), feed conversion and carcass yield (%) and measurements of the organs that belong to the digestive tract with its annexed glands. The results obtained show that T3 was the most efficient achieving a final weight of 3 191.5 g, a weight gain of 2 767.8 g and a feed conversion of 1.45 g; T0 was registered as the least favorable treatment presenting a final weight of 2 969.65 g, obtained a weight gain of 2 546.7 g and a feed conversion of 1.56 g, for these two treatments, T3 was the one with the highest inclusion of ginger with 0.75 g per kg of feed. In contrast, T0 was fed only with feed, establishing that the inclusion of Zingiber officinale positively influences poultry production, thus determining that the treatment with excellent results was T3 with 0.75 g of ginger per kg of feed, while T0 was fed only with feed.75 g of ginger per kg of feed, generating higher weight gain and, therefore, better carcass yield, showing that including ginger in the diet of broiler chickens increases adequate assimilation of feed and positively influences the development, growth and weight (organometry) of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. The results conclude that ginger can be used as a growth promoter in broiler production under the conditions of the province of Santa Elena; the greater the inclusion of ginger, the better results will be obtained.
- 2022-11-15 (2)
- 2022-11-15 (1)