ADVERSE EFFECT OF OXALIS CORNICULATAON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKSDURING AFLATOXICOSIS
Journal: Matrix Science Pharma (MSP)
Author: Zinayyera Subhani, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Salman Sarwar, Muhammad Naveed, Hira Munir
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
The present study was designed to investigate effect of Oxalis corniculata (Creeping wood sorrel) against aflatoxicosis in straight run broiler chicken (Hubbard strain). Hundred and twenty-day old broiler chicks were randomly divided into six groups with two replicates. Two different levels of O.corniculata (250; 500 mg/kg b.w) with and without AFB1 (350 ppb) and a control treatment were added to the diet. Dietary treatment initiated at the end of 1st week and sustained for six weeks. O.corniculata supplementation in the diet during five weeks significantly reduced body weight, cumulative feed intake and feed conversion ratio of the treated groups in dose dependent manner. Dietary incorporation of O.corniculata 250 mg to 500mg induced negative effects on overall broiler health performance.