Faecal Microbial Load of Broiler Chickens Administered Justicia Secunda

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A broiler (Gallus gallus domesticus) is any chicken that is bred and raised for meat production (Kruchten, 2002).

Many typical broilers have white feathers and yellowish skin most commercial broilers reach slaughter weight between four and seven weeks of age.

This is an evergreen perennial plant with stems that sometimes become more or less woody. They harvest the plant from the wild, for local uses as medicine.

This plant “Justicia secunda is known as Bloodroot.”

It can Someone can use it a treatment for high blood press

sure, after birth problem, the leaf extract when boiled can be taken to cure malaria and other ailments, such as hypertension, and as taken as a blood supplement to the body.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

I concern this study with the microbial load on the faecal of broiler chickens, to know the increase or decrease in the microbial load of broiler chicken administered Justicia secunda extract.

The general aim of the study is to examine the faecal microbial load of broiler chicken administered Justicia secunda.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

I will carry the study out to know the faecal microbial bad of broiler chicken administered Justicia Secunda extracts at the end of this research; we will find out if the microbial load in the face (faecal) increases or decreases

SCOPE AND LIMITATION

I will centre this study on determining the effect of Justicia Secunda leaf extract on the faecal microbial load of broiler chicken using commercial feed and water extract of Justicia Secunda leaf and, poultry dropping decide the microbial load in the faces.

I will carry The experiment out at the Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, poultry section of the teaching and research farm.

Sixty (60) unsexed day old marshal broiler will be got from Zartech hatchery Ibadan will be brooded from seven weeks

Divide into four treatment group T1, T2, T3, and T4 with three replicate, each replicate has 5 birds, making it 15 birds per treatment.

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I will harvest Justicia Secunda within the poultry farm of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rivers State Port Harcourt.

On usage, the leaf will be grounded using mechanical means and macerated into warm water and allowed to cool for 3 hours then filtered using material before administering it to the birds.

The concentration of the leave extract to water will be T1 (10g leaf/ litre of water), T2, (20g leaf/ litre of water), T3 (40g leaf/water) T4 (60g leaf/ litre of water).

A faecal sample was collected then after which someone will take it to the lab. The faecal was collected twice before and after the administer of Justicia Secunda Extract.

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