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Title: Effect of enzyme supplemented cassava root sieviate on egg quality gut morphology and performance of egg type chickens.
Authors: Aderemi, F. A
Lawal, O.M
Ladokun, O. A.
Adeyemo, G.O
Keywords: Cassava root sieviate, performance, egg quality parameters, gut morphology
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Asian Network and Scientific Information
Abstract: Enzymic supplementation of cassava root sieviate (CRS) in cassava-based diet was investigated in layers. One hundred and twenty birds of Nera strain at 22 weeks old were divided into twelve groups and randomly assigned to the four groups of diets. It lasted for 84 days at the teaching and research farm of the university of Ibadan Nigeria. Results of control avizyme and dried pure yeast (DPY) supplemented diet were similar and significantly (P<0.05) higher than unsupplemented cassava diets. Feeds intake revealed that layers fed cassava-based diet had lower consumption when compared to those fed control. Fed conversion however showed that those layers on DPY supplemented diets were significantly (P<0.05) better than others. Final body weight of the layers showed that those on control were significantly (P<0.05) heavier than others. The kidney, heart, abdominal fat and oviduct of layers of cassava diet either supplemented or not were significantly (P<0.05) reduced when compared with others on control. The gizzard weight of layers fed unsupplemented and supplemented was also significantly (P<0.05) increased. No mortality was recorded during the feeding trial. Considering egg production layers on control performed better than others, economically DPY diet ranked second to control.
ISSN: 1682-8356
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