Prayogi Sunu1*, Zakaria Husein Abdurrahman1 and Sutardi2
1Lecturer at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Boyolali University, Boyolali, Indonesia
2Student at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Boyolali University, Boyolali, Indonesia
*Corresponding Author: Prayogi Sunu, Lecturer at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Boyolali University, Boyolali, Indonesia.
Received: February 23, 2020; Published: March 12, 2020
This study aims to determine the effect of the use of Aloe vera in the ration on nutrient digestibility in male broiler chickens. The research was conducted at the Poultry Cattle Maintenance Experiment Laboratory, Boyolali University, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, on 100 male DOCs kept in 20 cages consisting of 5 chickens per plot of cage.
The raw material used was a commercial ration commonly circulated in the market for formulation of starter feed and finisher feed. The design used was a completely randomized design (CRD) with 4 treatments and 5 replications. The data obtained were tested using analysis of variance. If there was an average difference between the treatment effects, then it was continued using Duncan's multiple range test. The treatment given during the study was as follows: T0 = Control ration. T1 = chicken given commercial ration and Aloe vera 0.75%. T2 = chicken given commercial ration and 1.5% Aloe vera. T3 = chicken given commercial ration and 2% Aloe vera. The parameters studied were included crude protein digestibility, crude fat digestibility, crude fiber digestibility, liver weight, and bursa of Fabricius weight.
Based on the results of the research, it was concluded that the nutrient digestibility of the crude protein value of aloe vera treatment was below the T0 control, while the digestibility value of T3 and T2 crude fiber was higher than T0 (control) but not T1, and the digestibility value of crude fat T0 was higher than T1, T3 and T2, respectively. The results of this study showed that administration of 0.75% aloe vera in feed affects the percentage of heart, spleen and long intestine compared to controls. Whereas, 2% aloe vera in food increase the percentage of bursa of Fabricius better than control.
Keywords: Aloe Vera; Crude Fat; Crude Fiber; Crude Protein; Immunity Broiler
Citation: Prayogi Sunu., et al. “Effect of Aloe Vera on Nutrient Digestibility, Organ Weights and Body Performance in Male Broilers”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.4 (2020): 03-08.
Copyright: © 2020 Prayogi Sunu., 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.