Incorporation of hydrolytic enzymes in commercial quail feed and its effects on growth performance of quail

Hallary Anak Andrew Bujang, (2015) Incorporation of hydrolytic enzymes in commercial quail feed and its effects on growth performance of quail. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The effect of carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes in animal feeds and their potential to enhance feed utilization in quail was investigated. A 35-day feeding trial involving 60, one day old Japanese quail was carried out, in a completely randomized design (CRD) to evaluate the growth characteristics using enzymes at a dietary level of 0.3% Natugrain + 0.035% phytase (T1), 0.1% Digestase + 0.035% phytase (12) and 0.3% Natugrain + 0.3% Digestase + 0.035% phytase (T3). Daily feed intake, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio were determined for each diet. Proximate analysis of quail commerdal feed was carried out. Results showed that daily feed intake was the least in T2 (0.1% Digestase + 0.035% phytase) on 35 days of experiment. T1 (0.3% Natugrain + 0.035% phytase) also showed decline in daily feed intake compared to control diet for the experiment. However, T3 (0.3% Natugrain + 0.1% Digestase + 0.035% phytase) consume the most in daily feed intake on 35 days of age. There was no significance difference (p>0.05) for body weight. Average body weight in T2 was higher compared with control, T1 and T3. Feed conversion ratio (FCR) of experimental birds in T1, and T2 showed a better performances in 35 days of experiment (1.34 - 1.41) compared with control. It is suggested that the Indusion of these hydrolytic enzymes in diets could be used in quail commerdal feed to enhance feed intake and to promote weight gain in quail.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: quail, carbohydrate, enzyme, animal feeds, feed utilization
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 01:22
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 01:22
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/40

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