Md Kauser Hossian1, Md Younus Ali2*, Md Kamruzzaman1 and Md Jasimuddin Khan1
1Department of Animal Nutrition, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
2Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Md Younus Ali, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
Received: December 18, 2019; Published: January 03, 2019
This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of garlic leaf supplementation on the growth performance, nutrients digestibility, and carcass characteristics of rabbits. Fifteen male New Zealand White growing rabbits were purchased and randomly allocated into three treatment groups having five rabbits in each group. Group T0 considered as control and was fed diet without having any garlic supplementation; whereas treatment group T1 and T2 were fed adding 5% and 10% garlic leaf of their body weight along with green grass. The rabbits in T1 group gained the highest live weight (802.2g) among the other groups. There was no significant difference among the treatment groups for the digestibility of nutrients but these values were numerically higher in T1 group than other groups (p>0.05). At the end of the experiment, the rabbits were slaughtered and dressed to estimate the different carcasses parameters and found less fat content in the meat of T1 group but while there were no significant differences for carcass yield, dressing percentage and protein content of meat among the treatment groups (p>0.05). Therefore, it may be concluded that the garlic leaf at 5% of the rabbit body weight along with green grass might be used for rabbit feeding in Bangladesh and may require futher study along with different inclusion level of garlic leaves to draw a better suggestion in this regards.
Keywords: Rabbit; Garlic Leaf; Growth Performance; Carcass Quality
Citation: Md Younus Ali., et al. “Efficacy Study of Garlic Leaf on Feed Utilization and Growth Performances of Rabbits". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.3 (2020): 08-11.
Copyright: © 2020 Md Younus Ali., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.