World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2017, 5(6), 305-309
DOI: 10.12691/WJAR-5-6-4
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Serum Biochemistry and Sensory Evaluation of Broiler Chicken Fed Cymbopogon citratus Leaf Meal

Chioma Gibson O.1, Akinsoyinu Akintunde O.1, Tayo Grace O1, Akinboye Olufunso E.1, , Afodu Osagie J.1, Ndubuisi-Ogbonna Lois C.1 and Ogbonnaya Faith C.1

1Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: December 08, 2017

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Chioma Gibson O., Akinsoyinu Akintunde O., Tayo Grace O, Akinboye Olufunso E., Afodu Osagie J., Ndubuisi-Ogbonna Lois C. and Ogbonnaya Faith C.. Serum Biochemistry and Sensory Evaluation of Broiler Chicken Fed Cymbopogon citratus Leaf Meal. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2017; 5(6):305-309. doi: 10.12691/WJAR-5-6-4


The study was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding graded levels of Cymbopogon citratus leaf meal (CcLM) at 0,0.01,0.1, and 0.2 % respectively on the sensory and biochemical parameters of 120 broiler chickens. The diet was isocaloric and isonitrogenous and the study lasted for 56 days after which data on organoleptic and biochemical parameters were collected and evaluated using a completely randomized design. Results showed that the serum glucose level, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and total protein (TP) were significant (p<0.05). Serum evaluation was done using nine panelists. Bite of different portions of broiler meat samples weighing 10g were served at room temperature. Responses from the panelist were obtained using the hedonic scale of ranking. Results showed that broilers raised with diet D (0.2 % CcLM) did not adversely influenced colour, texture, odour and acceptability for consumers. The study revealed that inclusion of CcLM in broiler chicken diet, does not have any deleterious effect on the serum biochemistry and organoleptic parameters of broiler chicken.


serum biochemistry, broiler chicken, Cymbopogon citratus


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