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Tannin Supplementation can Replace Antibiotic with no Change in Body weight and Body Weight Gain of Broilers in Environmentally Controlled Housing System

R. Prabhavathi, M. Moorthy, K. Rajendran and P. Visha

Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal- 637 002, Tamilnadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2019 : 96 (4) - pages 27 to 30
(Received: August, 2018, Accepted: November, 2018)


An experiment was conducted by feeding diets containing different levels of tannin (0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20%) to commercial broilers for a period of five weeks to assess the production performance. The results indicated that tannin supplementation had no significant effect on the body weight and body weight gain of commercial broiler chicken. However, birds fed with tannin at 0.15 per cent level showed comparable performance with birds supplemented with oxytetracycline at 0.02 per cent level in the basal diet.

Key Words: Broilers, Feeding, Performance and Tannin.

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