DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0555.48.3.059    | Article Id: B-2434 | Page : 281-285
B.K. Swain*, P.K. Naik, E.B. Chakurkar and N.P. Singh rbkswain@yahoo.com
Address : ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Ela, Old Goa-403 402, India


The effect of Biovet (combination of prebiotic and  probiotic) on the egg production, egg weight, egg quality characteristics and hatchability was studied in Japanese quail breeders for a period of 8 weeks (7-15 weeks). Control diet was formulated to meet the standard nutrient requirement of breeding quails. Biovet was supplied in drinking water (DW) @ 0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 g per litre to 4 groups of breeding quails and each group further replicated to 4 sub-groups with 10 females and 5 males. Egg production, egg weight and feed conversion ratio (FCR) (Kg feed/Kg egg mass) were similar for all groups. The egg shell %, shell thickness, fertility and hatchability were significantly (P


Biovet Breeding Japanese quails Egg shell quality Hatchability Performance.


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