Effect of feeding kayu ara (ficus fistulosa) root extract on egg producnon performance in older Hen

Uew, Ka Yan (2016) Effect of feeding kayu ara (ficus fistulosa) root extract on egg producnon performance in older Hen. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Over the age of ancestors, many medicinal plants were widely used in treating human diseases and interestingly many scientists have been found out that medicinal plants can be used in treatment of various diseases in animals and promote the growth performance of the animals as well. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding Kayu Ara Extract (KAE) on egg production performance in 86 week old laying hens (older hen). Twenty older hens were collected from Prolific Farm in Sabah and divided into two groups: 1) Control group and 2) Treatment group, those were fed with 7.5 ml of KAE per 1.5 kg hen. The parameters monitored were feed intake, body weight, egg production, egg quality characteristics, reproduction system status and haematological characteristics both in the KAE and control groups. Result showed that the rate of body weight gain during 2nd week until 4th week under the control and KAE group were Significantly (p<O.05) different. Egg quality characteristic; egg yolk and albumen weight were significantly (p<O.05) different in two groups. Feed Intake, RBC, WBC, Hb and Platelet data showed no significant differences (P>O.05). Results suggested that KAE has some beneficial effects on older hens to maintain its egg production potentials, but future studies are required emphasizing the chemical composition and different doses of KAE in different poultry species.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicinal plants , KAE , animals
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2018 11:54
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 11:54
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/18827

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