EFFECT OF BIOVET ON PERFORMANCE, EGG QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS AND HATCHABILITY IN QUAIL BREEDERS

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0555.48.3.059    | Article Id: B-2434 | Page : 281-285
Citation :- EFFECT OF BIOVET ON PERFORMANCE, EGG QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS AND HATCHABILITY IN QUAIL BREEDERS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):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

Abstract

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

Keywords

Biovet Breeding Japanese quails Egg shell quality Hatchability Performance.

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