International Journal of Advance Agricultural Research
ISSN: 2053-1265
Vol. 5(7), pp. 89-94, December 2017

Serum biochemistry and sensory evaluation of broiler chicken fed Andrographis paniculata leaf meal

Chioma Gibson O., Nwangburuka Cyril. C., Akinsoyinu Akintunde O., Tayo Grace O., Abdullah Abdur-rahman O., Olumide Martha D., Akinboye Olufunso E.*, Afodu Osagie J. and Ndubuisi-Ogbonna Lois C.

Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Received 24 October, 2017; Received in revised form 13 November, 2017; Accepted 16 November, 2017.


Andrographis paniculata, Serum biochemistry, Broiler chickens, Leaf meal.

The study was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding graded levels of Andrographis paniculata leaf meal (APLM) at 0, 0.01, 0.1 and 0.2% on the sensory and biochemical parameters of 120 Abor-acre broiler chickens. The diet was isocaloric and iso-nitrogenous. The study was conducted for a period of 56 days. Data on organoleptic and biochemical parameters were collected and evaluated using randomized design. The results obtained show that glucose level, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), total protein (TP), cholesterol (CHO), albumin (Alb) and creatinine (CRT) were significant (p<0.05). Sensory evaluation was done using 9 panelists. Bite of different portions of broiler meat samples weighing 10 g were served at room temperature. Responses from the panelists were obtained using the hedonic scale of ranking. The results of the panelists' evaluations suggest that inclusion of APLM to broiler diet enhanced the hepatoprotective, hypoglycaemic and anti-necrotic effects on the broilers without adversely affecting the organoleptic properties of the broiler meat.

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