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17. Chemical composition of solar dried blood and the ruminal content and its effect on performance of Japanese quails - Jyotiprabha Mishra, Robinson J. J. Abraham, V. Appa Rao, R. Asha Rajini, B. P. Mishra and N. R. Sarangi

Veterinary World, 8(1): 82-87



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2015.82-87



Jyotiprabha Mishra: Department of Meat Science and Technology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India;

Robinson J. J. Abraham: Department of Meat Science and Technology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India;

V. Appa Rao: Department of Meat Science and Technology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India;

R. Asha Rajini: Department of Poultry Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India;

B. P. Mishra: Veterinary Dispensary, Rajsunakhala, Nayagarh, Odisha, India;

N. R. Sarangi: Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India;


Received: 19-09-2014, Revised: 07-12-2014, Accepted: 15-12-2014, Published online: 24-01-2015


Corresponding author: Jyotiprabha Mishra, e-mail:

Aim: The aim was to determine the chemical composition of solar dried blood and rumen content (DBRC) and further ascertain the concentration at which DBRC could be included in Japanese quail diets without any adverse effect on its performance.

Materials and Methods: Feeding trial on the effect of DBRC on performance of Japanese quails was studied up to 5 weeks. 252 numbers of day old (Nandanam Type III breed) Japanese quails were purchased from Poultry Research Station, Madhavaram and divided into 7 batches (control+ six treatments) each consisting of 36 birds. The DBRC was included at 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% in diets as control, treatment-1 (T1), treatment-2 (T2), treatment-3 (T3), treatment-4 (T4), treatment-5 (T5) and treatment-6 (T6) respectively in a completely randomized design to replace soybean meal in Japanese quail feed. The birds were provided with ad-labidum feed and drinking water ad-libitum during the entire experimental period.

Results: The crude protein (CP), crude fiber (CF), ether extract (EE) and ash contents of DBRC were 35.87%, 17.40%, 3.6% and 12.6%, respectively. The amount of essential amino acids and non-essential amino acid content were found to be 12.98 and 4.87 (g/100 g of feed) respectively in DBRC feed. Result showed that all birds fed DBRC diets performed better than the control group. Mortality was unaffected by dietary treatments. There was a significant difference (p<0.01) observed in weight gain in treatment groups compared to the control.

Conclusion: Up to 30% DBRC could be incorporated in the diets of Japanese quails without any adverse effects on its performance.

Keywords: chemical analysis, growth performance, Japanese quails, solar dried blood and rumen content.

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