International Journal of Animal Science, Husbandry and Livestock Production

International Journal of Animal Science, Husbandry and Livestock Production ISSN: 2141-5191 Vol. 8(1), pp. 423-429, January, 2022.  © Advanced Scholars Journals

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Effect of Phyllanthus Amarus supplemented diet on Egg production and Egg quality traits of Japanese Quail

Chimezie VO1*, Jubril AE2 and Faseun TO3

*1,2,3 Department of Animal Production, University of Ilorin Kwara State

*Corresponding Author’s Email: ojo_victoria@yahoo.com

Accepted 20 July, 2020.

Abstract

The effects of Phyllanthus amarus supplemented diet on Japanese quail egg production and egg quality traits were studied in a five (5) week trial period. A total of 48 female Japanese quail birds were randomly allotted into 4 dietary treatments: A- {Basal diet + zero antibiotic with 0% Phyllanthus amarus (Negative Control)}, B- {Basal diet + Antibiotic with 0% Phyllanthus amarus (Positive Control)}, C- (Basal diet +0.2% Phyllanthus amarus with zero antibiotic), D- (Basal diet +0.4% Phyllanthus amarus with zero antibiotics). The basal diet was formulated to contain 2,800Kcal metabolizable energy and 23% Crude Protein. Data were collected on Egg production traits and Egg quality traits. Data obtained were subjected to analysis of variance using the model suitable for completely randomized design. Although there were numerical increase in Hen-day production and Egg number with supplementation at 0.4% Phyllanthus amarus. Also for the egg quality traits, egg weight egg length and albumen weight revealed significant (P<0.05) differences and was highest at 0.4% Phyllanthus amarus supplementation. Yolk ratio was significantly (P<0.05) improved when supplemented with 0.2% Phyllanthus amarus and comparable with the Control diet. It was concluded that Phyllanthus amarus supplementation improved egg quality traits and production traits in Japanese quail.

Keywords: Japanese quails, egg production, antibiotics, egg quality traits, Phyllanthus amarus

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