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Pemberian Antanan (Centella asiatica) dan Vitamin C Sebagai Upaya Mengatasi Efek Cekaman Panas pada Broiler

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Author(s): E. Kusnadi | R. Widjajakusuma | T. Sutardi | P.S. Hardjosworo | A. Habibie

Journal: Media Peternakan
ISSN 0126-0472

Volume: 29;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 133;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Centella asiatica | vitamin C | heat stress | broiler

ABSTRACT
High environmental temperatures may cause heat stress in poultry. This may increase water consumption, decrease feed consumption and in turn, decrease production level. In addition, high temperature contributes to oxidative stress, a condition where oxidant activity (free radicals) exceeds antioxidant activity. In this research, antanan (Centella asiatica) and vitamin C were utilized as anti heat-stress agents for heat stressed broilers. The research used 120 male broilers of 2 – 6 weeks of age, kept at 31.98 ± 1.94oC poultry house temperatures during the day and 27.36 ± 1.31oC at night. The data colected were analyzed with a factorial in completely randomized design of 2 x 3 (2 levels of vitamin C, 3 levels of antanan and 4 replications) and continued with contrast-orthogonal test when necessary. The result indicated that the treatments of 5% antanan (A5), 10% antanan (A10), combination of A5C, and A10C significantly (P
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