Result of AA supplementary group remained insignificant (P>0.05).
Mortality percentage was observed higher for control group and lower for basil and AA supplementary group (Fig.
This could be the reason for 9.72% weight gain in basil supplementary group. Metabolic functions of AA could be the reason of weight gain, which served as a classical enzyme cofactor, as a protective agent and as an ascorbyl radical interactions with transition metal ions (Combs, 1992).
Similarly, highest dressing percentage was observed when supplemented, 10g/kg basil seed (Riyazi et al., 2015) whereas, higher weight gain in 5g/kg basil seed supplementary group was observed, which may be the reason for improved dressing percentage.
CP, CF, and ME increased and EE decreased in the basil supplementary group, the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of basil improved the gut health, bacterial population, improve nutrients absorption and utilization (Osman et al., 2010).