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The use of antibiotics at sub therapeutic doses in poultry feed as growth promoters to enhance growth, performance and production has led to the survival of resistant microorganism, which in turn contributes to the menace of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This experiment was carried out at Aliyu Jodi Veterinary Clinic Sokoto, Sokoto State. The study aimed to determine the effect of different inclusion levels of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder on the growth performance and feed consumption of broiler chickens. 120-day-old mixed-sex broiler chicks (Cobb 500) fed for 6 weeks were used for the experiment. The birds were assigned to four experimental group (30 chicks per group) designated as TC, T1, T2 and T3 having 0g, 50g, 100g and 150g Turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder per 25kg of feed respectively. Each group divided further into 3 replicates of 10 chicks each in completely randomized design. The mean body weight gain and average feed consumption rate recorded throughout the period of the experiment. The mean body weight gain and average feed consumption were not significantly increased (P>0.05) by turmeric supplemented feed compared to the control group. The results from this study suggest that the use of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder supplemented at different levels has no significant effect on body weight gain and feed consumption rate of broilers.

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Turmeric (Curcuma long) Growth Performance Feed Consumption Broilers Sokoto

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Ahmadu, A., Garba, S., Adam, A. J., Gana, S. N., Obukowho, B. E., & Dorcas, O. D. (2023). Growth Promotiive and Feed Consumption Effect of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Powder in Broiler Chickens Raised in Sokoto. Central Asian Journal of Medical and Natural Science, 4(2), 155-164. https://doi.org/10.17605/cajmns.v4i2.1392

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