Effect of dietary supplementation of multienzyme preparation to wheat based diet on growth performance of Japanese quail

Rakesh Kumar, Pramod K. Tyagi, A.V. Elangovan, A.K.Shrivastav, Praveen K.Tyagi, and V.R.B. Shastry*
Central Avian Research Institute, *Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Izatnagar – 243 122

A biological experiment of five weeks duration was conducted to access the efficacy of NSP hydrolyzing enzyme to different wheat based diet on growth performance in growing Japanese quails. Day old growing quail chicks (n=432) were randomly distributed to 36 groups of 12 chicks each. A total 12 dietary treatments with three replicate in each treatment were made in a 4x3 factorial arrangement, involving 0, 30, 45 and 60% dietary inclusion level of wheat with or without supplementation of two types of multienzyme preparation. The performance of chicks with reference to gain in body weight, feed intake, FCR, protein and energy efficiency was evaluated. The results revealed no significant (P>0.05) difference in body weight gain, feed intake, FCR, protein and energy efficiency either due to wheat inclusion or enzyme supplementation in diet. The feed cost / unit gain or meat production was significantly (P< 0.05) higher in wheat based diet but remained non significant on supplementation of either type of enzymes. It was concluded that wheat can be included up to 60% level in the diet of growing quails and NSP hydrolyzing enzyme supplementation did not prove beneficial.

Source : IPSACON-2005

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