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Effect of various probiotics on growth performance of Japanese
P.E. Taksande, A. A. Zanzad , B. N. Ramteke, R.D. Lanjewar, P.
R. Sirsat and R. B. Patankar
Veterinary World 2(8): 321-322
experiment was conducted to study the effect of various
probiotics on the performance of Japanese Quails. One hundred
Japanese quail chicks were weighed individually and they were
uniformly distributed equally to four dietary treatments
consisting 25 birds in each. The starter and finisher diets were
containing ME 2800 and 2600 Kcal/kg and protein 25 and 23 %
respectively. The group T0(Controll)
fed standard quail diet and T1,T2 and
fed probiotic Saccharomyces
cerevisiae, Lactobacillus sporogenes and Saccharomyces boulardii
@ 0.05 % in diet.
The study was conducted for six weeks in the same managemental
condition. Weekly live body weight and feed consumption were
recorded. The group supplemented with Saccharomyces
in significantly higher growth rate and showed higher weight
gain. The average feed efficiency and nitrogen retention were
significantly higher in group supplemented with Saccharomyces
cerevisiae. The cost of production /100gm of meat was found
to be Rs. 7.10, 6.84, 7.55 and 8.37 respectively in T0 to
Thus, the study indicated that supplementation of Saccharomyces
cerevisiae in the
diet of Japanese quails was effective in improving performance
of the quails.
Japanese quails, Probiotic, Growth performance.