IMPACT OF GINGER (Zingiber official) on the intestinal, caeca microbial load and growth performance of broilers.

AMADURUONYE WISDOM 11 PAGES (4634 WORDS) Article
Subscribe to access this work and thousands more

Abstract

A study using ninety-nine day old Marshal Broiler chicks was conducted to investigate the effect of ginger 

root meal on growth, carcass and microbial population of broiler birds. The birds were randomly assigned 

to three treatments replicated three times in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). Each treatment 

consisted of 33 birds with 11 birds per replicate. The birds were fed ginger root meals supplemented at 0%, 

1.5% and 3.0% representing diets 1, 2 and 3 respectively, with diet 1 as the control. Data collected on feed 

intake, final body weight, weight gain, feed conversion ratio, different carcass parts and microbial load of 

intestines, caeca and mortality were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA). Results showed significant 

decrease (P<0.05) in abdominal fat for birds fed 1.5% and 3.0% ginger supplemented diets, while the 

other carcass parts were not influenced. There were also significant decreases (P<0.05) in weight gain, 

final live weight and caeca microbial loads for birds fed 1.5% and 3.0% ginger supplemented diets 

compared to the control. Significant increases (P<0.05) were observed in feed conversion ratios and feed 

intake with resultant decrease in weight gain on diets 2 and 3, while mortality increased significantly in 

diet 3. Furthermore, the results also showed that ginger did not have any detrimental effect on the 

intestinal micro flora, but supported the activities of micro-organisms that aid digestion in the gastro￾intestinal tract. The intestinal and caeca microbial loads examination confirmed the antimicrobial 

properties of ginger. 

Keywords: Antibiotics, Broilers, Ginger, Growth performance, Microbial load, 

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

AMADURUONYE, W (2019). IMPACT OF GINGER (Zingiber official) on the intestinal, caeca microbial load and growth performance of broilers.. Afribary.com: Retrieved November 17, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-ginger-zingiber-official-on-the-intestinal-caeca-microbial-load-and-growth-performance-of-broilers

MLA 8th

WISDOM, AMADURUONYE. "IMPACT OF GINGER (Zingiber official) on the intestinal, caeca microbial load and growth performance of broilers." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 27 Aug. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-ginger-zingiber-official-on-the-intestinal-caeca-microbial-load-and-growth-performance-of-broilers . Accessed 17 Nov. 2019.

MLA7

WISDOM, AMADURUONYE. "IMPACT OF GINGER (Zingiber official) on the intestinal, caeca microbial load and growth performance of broilers.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 27 Aug. 2019. Web. 17 Nov. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-ginger-zingiber-official-on-the-intestinal-caeca-microbial-load-and-growth-performance-of-broilers >.

Chicago

WISDOM, AMADURUONYE. "IMPACT OF GINGER (Zingiber official) on the intestinal, caeca microbial load and growth performance of broilers." Afribary.com (2019). Accessed November 17, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-ginger-zingiber-official-on-the-intestinal-caeca-microbial-load-and-growth-performance-of-broilers