UTILIZATION OF ENZYMES SUPPLEMENTED Gliricidia sepium (JACQ) LEAF MEAL BY BROILER CHICKENS (Gallus domesticus Brizzen )

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Ogungbesan A. M. Adeleke G. A. Akanji A. M. Fasina O. E.

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Ninety six day old-broiler chicks were randomly allocated to four dietary treatments of eight birds per replicate. Four experimental diets were formulated viz: A without Gliricidia sepium leaf meal (GLM), B with GLM at 5% replacement of dietary soybean, C 5% GLM with Roxazyme (G2)® and D 5% GLM with Maxigrain®  .During the eight weeks trial , data collected were feed intake, weight gain and body weight changes. Daily feed intake was more significantly (p<0.05) reduced in birds fed control diet. Highest (P<0.05) body weight gain (36.46g/d) and nutrients utilization were observed in birds fed with Maxigrain® (diet D) supplement (p<0.05). Since the best response was recorded in diet D which is the one with GLM and Maxigrain®. Therefore, Gliricidia sepium leaf meal at 5% replacement of dietary soybean with 0.10% Maxigrain can be recommended for broiler production.

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M., Ogungbesan A. et al. UTILIZATION OF ENZYMES SUPPLEMENTED Gliricidia sepium (JACQ) LEAF MEAL BY BROILER CHICKENS (Gallus domesticus Brizzen ). Ife Journal of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 28, n. 2, p. 50-58, may 2017. ISSN 0331-6351. Available at: <https://ija.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/ija/article/view/35>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017.
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