The Influence of the Processed Hyacinth Beans (Lablab purpureus) and Enzyme Additives on Finisher Performance of Broilers

Husham Ismail Saied Ragab, Khadiga Abas Abdel Atti, Mutaz Saeed Babiker, Huwaida E.E Malik


A 26 - day feeding trial was conducted to assess the impact upon finisher performance of broilers, fed on diets enhanced with enzymes and supplemented with Hyacinth beans processed in two stages. In addition to basal control (A), another treatment diets of Hyacinth beans at 15% (B, C) and 20% (D, E) with or without enzyme additives were formulated. One hundred and fifty broilers (Ross 308) of 3 weeks age were randomly assigned to five experimental diets in a completely randomized design (CRD). Each treatment group was replicated five times with 6 birds per replicate. At the end of 3 weeks feeding trial, 15 birds per treatment (3 birds /replicate) were randomly selected, slaughtered and eviscerated for dressing and internal organs study. Results showed that, feed intake (P ≤ 0.01), weight gain (P ≤ 0.01), FCR (P ≤ 0.01), PER (P ≤ 0.01) and dressing percentages (P ≤ 0.01) were declined affectedly in finisher period due inclusion of Hyacinth beans, extremely at 20% Hyacinth beans inclusion level. The obvious results of internal organs was for viscera, pancreas, gizzard+ proventriculus weights, which were increased (P ≤ 0.01) due Hyacinth beans inclusion level. The 20% and even the 15% Hyacinth beans low level couldn’t manage to attain similar performance as that of control diet for all of the parameters studied.


Hyacinth beans; processing; broilers; finisher performance

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