E-ISSN 2223-0343

The effect of propolis supplementation on broiler performance

Mohammed A. Al-Ruabaee1; Mohannad M. Alrikabi2, Iman H. Aldulaimi2, Khalil I. Aldulaimi2 and Ehmad A. Aldulaimi2

1Department of Animal production, College of Agriculture, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq;
Ministry of Science and Technology, AlJadriay, Baghdad-Iraq


An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of propolis on broiler performance and carcass characteristics. The experiment was carried out with a completely randomized design of 5 treatments, supplemented with propalis at the rate of 0, 150, 300, 450 and 600 mg/kg diet for 6 weeks. Results showed that body weight, weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion ratio were significantly (P<0.05) higher in the experimental diets throughout the experiment. From the results of the present study, we concluded that propolis has positive effects on performance and carcass characteristics of broilers.

Keywords: Broiler; performance; propolis; carcass characteristics
To cite this article: Al-Rubaee MAM and MM Jawad, 2017. The effect of propolis supplementation on broiler performance. Res. Opin. Anim. Vet. Sci., 7(2): 29-32.

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