International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of supplementary feeding of azolla (Azolla pinnata) on carcass quality and biochemical parameters of broiler
Author(s): PN Shinde, NN Prasade, Shalu Kumar, BG Desai, JS Dhekale, VS Dandekar, RG Burte and DJ Bhgat
Abstract: Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli, Maharashtra to determine effect of Azolla feeding on carcass quality and biochemical parameters of broilers. A total 120 chicks (144) were reared together until 9 days of age in brooding stage. On 10th day, the chicks were weighed individually and distributed randomly into four dietary groups with five replications and each replication have six chicks. A control diet (T0) containing 0.0 % Azolla and three experimental diets in which Azolla was partially (5% - T1), (10% -T2) and T3 replaced (15%) by Azolla (Azolla pinnata) were prepared. The results showed that 10 per cent azolla meal significantly improved live weight (2464.46 g), carcass weight (1932.20 g) and dressing percentage (72.47 %). The blood biochemical parameters investigated are viz., hemoglobin (Hb), glucose and total protein. The data revealed that Hb, glucose and total in normal range. Therefore, it can be concluded that Azolla meal @ 10 per cent in the diet of broilers used for improved carcass quality and biochemical parameters.
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PN Shinde, NN Prasade, Shalu Kumar, BG Desai, JS Dhekale, VS Dandekar, RG Burte, DJ Bhgat. Effect of supplementary feeding of azolla (Azolla pinnata) on carcass quality and biochemical parameters of broiler. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):854-857.