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Original research (Published On: 27-Nov-2023)

Effects of dried horse radish (Moringa oleifera) pod meal as feed additive on egg laying and performance of shaver brown birds

Ikpe JN, Ahaotu EO, Akomaegbe C, Simeon-ahaotu VC, Oko EC and Ikwuagwu VO

J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (02):68-77

Ikpe JN: Department of Animal Production Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana Afikpo, Nigeria

Ahaotu EO: Department of Animal Science, University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Umuagwo, Imo State, Nigeria

Akomaegbe C: Department of Animal Production and Health Technology, Imo State Polytechnic Omuma Campus, Nigeria

Simeon-ahaotu VC: Department of Microbiology, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria

Oko EC: Department of Animal Production Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana Afikpo, Nigeria

Ikwuagwu VO: Department of Microbiology, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria

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Article History: Received on: 10-Aug-23, Accepted on: 21-Nov-23, Published on: 27-Nov-23

Corresponding Author: Ikpe JN

Email: juliananikpe@gmail.com

Citation: Ikpe JN, Ahaotu EO, Akomaegbe C, Simeon-ahaotu VC, Oko EC and Ikwuagwu VO (2023). Effects of dried horse radish (Moringa oleifera) pod meal as feed additive on egg laying and performance of shaver brown birds. J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (02):68-77


Abstract

Aim: Main purpose of the study was to explore the effect of Moringa oleifera pods meal (MOPM) as feed additive on performance, carcass and egg laying of shaver brown birds.

Method and materials: Sixty shaver brown laying birds having average weight of 1.58±3.02 Kg were assigned to four treatments with three replicates and five birds per replicate in a completely randomized design. Layer diets were added with four levels (0, 5.00, 10.0 and 20.0% of MOPM).

Results: Results revealed that performance was improved as feed conversion ratio (FCR) and feed intake (FI) were decreased with the increase in inclusion levels of MOPM (P≤0.05).

Conclusion: It was concluded that Moringa oleifera pod meal may positively improve performance and egg laying percentage of layers.


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