Pak Vet J,
EFFECT OF TWO COMMERCIAL ANTI-STRESS DRUGS ON THE
GROWTH OF ARTIFICIALLY INDUCED STRESSED BROILERS
A. Memon, N. A. Qureshi, Mol. Rind, A.A. Solangi
and G. Memono1
Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
Sciences, 1Department of Agriculture, Education, Extension and
The Study was carried out to evaluate the
efficacy of anti-stress commercial drugs (Vitasol Super and Vitamionic-33) on
growth of stressed broilers, at the Poultry Experimental Station, Sindh
Agriculture University Tandojam during August-September, 1998. A-day old 150
chicks were equally housed in three groups that were A, Band C. In group " A "
five grams Vitasol Super was added in 40 litres of drinking water, while in
group "B" one gram of Vitaminic-33 was added in three litres of drinking water.
Group "C" was kept as control, where no anti-stress drug was supplemented in
water. Results revealed highly significant difference among weight gain of
broilers fed on ration supplemented with different anti-stress drugs. Average
weight gain of all groups A, Band C were 1796.50, 1899.80 and 1760.52 gms,
respectively. Average feed consumption of different groups were 3830, 3859 and
3818 gms, respectively. Average feed conversion ratio of different groups A,
Band C was 2.14, 2.03 and 2.17, respectively. The average dressing percentage of
difference groups were 62.10, 64.52 and 61.60. Highly significant difference was
observed in weight of internal organs of different groups. The average per
kilogram of broilers profit of different groups were Rs. 10.49, 13.81 and 10.95,
respectively. The birds of group B, which was, earned maximum profit given
Vitaminic-33 (anti-stress drug). It was concluded that anti-stress vitamin
(Vitaminic-33) at the rate of5grams/40 litres of water ad libitum can be
successfully used for better growth of broilers.
Broilers, stress, anti-stress drugs.