International Journal of Plant and Animal Sciences

International Journal of Plant and Animal Sciences Vol. 1 (2), pp. 030-036, April, 2013. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of partial mango pulp mixing in ration on behaviour and production of broiler

Hidayatullah Soomro1*, Muhammad Ismail Rind1, Sarfaraz Nawaz Sanjrani1 Abdul Samad Magsi1, Ghulam Shabir Barham1, Shoaib Ahmed Pirzada1 And Hakim Ali Sahito1*

"Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Sindh- Pakistan"

*Corresponding author. E-mail: hakimsahito@yahoo.com

Accepted 31 January, 2013

Abstract

The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of various levels of mango pulp ration on the growth, carcass and behavior of broiler during the year 2010 to 11. The experiment enrolled 200 one day old chicks and randomly divided them into four groups i.e. A, B, C and D groups were fed during 1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks, later group A was not fed and kept as control beside others were fed a ration mixed with Mango pulp as supplement at the rate of 2, 3 and 4% per kg, respectively. Mango pulp contained DM 97.5% and CP 12, Fiber 3.5 and Ash 2.5 percent on DM basis. All feeds were iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric offered twice a day and fresh water was made available over 24 hours thrice a day. At the end of the experiment, the average of the liver weight in B (51.98) was higher than C (45.03), D (43.58) and A (40.71) g/b (P<0.05) and gizzard weight was higher in group A (36.2) than D (34.58), C (31.8) and B (29.97) g/b, (P<0.05) but in the hearts weight were found not significant differences (P>0.05) between group A (10.68), B (10.70), C (11.86) and D (10.16) g/b, (P>0.05), respectively. RBC’s (2.60, 3.13, 2.03 and 1.97, m/ cu.mm), WBC’s (3933, 4500, 3450 and 3383, 000/ mm3) and Haemoglobulin values (9.0, 10.7, 6.5 and 5.5 g) were not different for groups (A, B, C and D (P>0.05), respectively. Feeding, drinking, standing/walking and lying/sleeping behavior were not significant differences (P>0.05) between the groups for periods of brooding and growing (P>0.05), respectively, but generally all these behaviors were higher at brooding than growing periods (P<0.05), respectively. It was concluded that mango pulp at a level of 2 percent had a better impact on both broiler body and carcass weights and FCR with no health problem in broilers.

Key words: Broiler production, Mango pulp, Net profit.