Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 12 (december 2018) : 1797-1802

Performance of broiler Japanese quail supplemented with single-strain and multi-strain bacteria 

M. Azhar, S. Ahmed, S. Mehmood, S. Naveed, S. Ahmad, M. Usman, M.W. Zia
1Department of Animal Nutrition, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-54000, Pakistan.
Cite article:- Azhar M., Ahmed S., Mehmood S., Naveed S., Ahmad S., Usman M., Zia M.W. (2018). Performance of broiler Japanese quail supplemented with single-strain and multi-strain bacteria. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(12): 1797-1802. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-828.
The growth performance of six-hundred (600) growing Japanese quails,distributed according to completely randomized design into 3 treatment groups(5 replicates/ treatment of 40 birds each) was recorded to evaluate the effect of feeding single and multi-strain bacteria. The experiment lasted for 4 weeks. Significant(P£0.05) results were observed regarding weight gain, folds of weight gain and FCR in the group fed multi-strain bacteria. Improved(P£0.05)total tract protein digestibility was detected in birds fed the diet containing multi-strain bacteria. Higher blood glucose level (P£0.05)was noticed in the group fed with single-strain bacteria.Blood cholesterol level inbirds fedsingle and multi-strain bacteria was found higher (P£0.05). Enhanced(P£0.05)carcass characteristics and dressing percentage were recorded in birds fed with single strain bacteria.Superior (P£0.05) weights of bursa and spleen wererecordedin the group fed with single-strain bacteria.
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