Thiram a fungicide used for treating corn and storing
food grains were incorporated at 15, 30 and 60 ppm into the toxin free
diet of broiler chicken for four weeks from the day of hatch. Body weights
(g) were recorded at weekly intervals. Average weekly feed consumption (g)
and conversion were arrived at. The results showed that feeding thiram
caused dose and time related severe depression in the body weight gain.
Significant reduction in weight gain was observed from the first week in
60 ppm level and from second week in 30 ppm level. By fourth week all the
thiram fed birds showed significant reduction in the weight gain.