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|Advisor:||Dr. R. K. Dhuria|
|Title:||Effect of feeding Azolla (Azolla pinnata) on the performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks|
|Publisher:||Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bikaner-334001|
|Abstract:||In an attempt to explore possibilities of utilization of Azolla (Azolla pinnata) in broiler ration as feed supplement, a feeding trial of six week followed by metabolism trial was conducted for five iso-nitrogenous and nearly iso-caloric ration having Azollasupplimented at 0. 2.5, 5. 7.5, 10% level using 150 broiler chicks (cob-400) in completely randomized block design. The experimental starter and finisher rations contained 22% CP and 19% CP, respectively. The five dietary treatments were designated as C control group (0% Azolla), T1 Azolla at 2.5% level, T2 Azolla at 5%level, T3 Azolla at 7.5% level, T4 Azolla at 10% level in the diet. The experimental broiler chicks were subjected to various dietary regimen. The body weight, body weight gain, average daily weight gain, feed consumption, feed conversation ratio, performance index, protein efficiency ratio, dry matter metabolizability, nitrogen balance, percent mortality, carcass trait, haemato-biochemical traits were observed to assess the utilizability of Azolla in broiler ration for all the five treatments. Highly significant (P<0.01) effect of dietary treatment i.e.inclusion of Azolla at different level on body weight, body weight gain, average daily weight gain, feed consumption, feed conversation ratio, performance index, protein efficiency ratio. However, effect of inclusion of Azolla in broiler ration on dry matter digestibility, nitrogen intake, nitrogen balance, carcass trait,haemato-biochemical traits was non-significant but there wasSignificant effect (P<0.05) on nitrogen voided.Mortality was nil during experimental period. Looking to the results of present investigation, it could be concluded that Azolla pinnata up to 7.5% level can be incorporated in broiler ration without any adverse effect on the performance of broiler chicks to coup with scarcity of nutrients availability and to have profitable poultry farming.|
|Theme:||Effect of feeding Azolla (Azolla pinnata) on the performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chicks|
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