Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 44 issue 4 (december 2010) : 235 - 240,


A. Zareia
1Department of Animal Science,College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Islamic Azad University PO. BOX :31876-44511 -Karaj Branch,Karaj,Iran
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Cite article:- Zareia A. (2023). ARTEMIA MEAL: A NEWER ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCE FOR POULTRY. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 44(4): 235 - 240,. doi: .
Artemia or Brine shrimp is a crustacean animal that lives in over 500 tropical and subtropical
regions in the World. In Iran there are 12 regions of artemia habitats. Artemia in different stages of
living normally exists for newly hatched shrimps, sturgeons, trouts , aquarium fishes as well as some
crustaceans .However, artemia biomass is suitable protein for other animals such as poultry. Results
indicated that artemia meal could be used as feedstuff in poultry and other farm animal diets, because
of its high level of protein and high protein digestibility. Protein or amino acids content and
metabolizable energy varies among different kinds of artemia present in various locations. This
charactristics depends on, region, species, time of harvest, percentage of artemia mixture, because
artemia of different ages showed different compositions.
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