Addition of Feed Additive Binahong (Anredera Cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis) Leaf Meal into Diets on Growth Performance of Broiler Chickens



Nur Widodo(1*)

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This study aimed to determine the effect of binahong leaf meal as a feed additive on growth performance of broiler chickens. One hundred and ninety two DOC male broiler chickens were divided into 6 treatments with 4 replications and each replication consisted of 8 chickens. The treatment 1: basal diet (T0); treatment 2: basal diet+ tetracycline 50 ppm (T1); treatment 3, 4, 5, and 6 (T2, T3, T4, and T5) is a basal diet with binahong leaf meal as much as 1.0; 2.0; 4.0; and 8.0%.  The data collected was feed intake, weight gain and feed conversion ratio of broiler chickens. The results showed that the binahong leaf meal up to 8% level had no significant effect on feed intake, but it had a significant effect on weight gain and feed conversion ratio of the broiler. Feed intake were 2883.48; 2870.35; 2955.53; 3015.76; 3008.06; and 2997.27 g/head/35 days for T0, T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 respectively. Weight gain T0, T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 were 1577.70; 1787.25; 1628.50; 1754.78; 1492.63 and 1294.25 g/head/35 days while feed conversion ratio were: 1.83; 1.61; 1.82; 1.72; 2.02 and 2.32 to T0, T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5. Utilization of binahong leaf meal at 2% increased weight gain and lower feed conversion of broiler compared to the control and were be able to give the same results when compared with the provision of 50 ppm tetracycline, addition of binahong leaf meal level 4 and 8% decrease weight gain and improve feed conversion of broiler chickens. It can be concluded that utilization of binahong leaf meal 2% can increase weight gain and lower feed conversion and had no effect on feed intake so that it can be used as an alternative to replace the use of antibiotics in broiler chicken feed.


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Anredera cordifolia, Feed Additive, Growth Performance, Broiler Chickens.

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