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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Chemical evaluation of Azolla and its impact of dietary supplementation on the meat sensory attributes in broiler Japanese quail

Author(s):
Kalyani Verma, Sonali Prusty, MK Gendley, Meenu Dubey, Kiran Kumari, RC Ramteke, Raina Doneria, Mrigya Soni, Naveen Kumar Verma, Jyoti Sahu and Sunita Patel
Abstract:
Azolla, a small aquatic fern Known for its tremendous potential as an unconventional feed resource due to its rich crude protein content and can be used as a potential natural protein source in livestock and poultry feeds and also rich in essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the nutritive value of Azolla and its dietary supplementation effect on the meat sensory attributes in broiler Japanese quail.
A total of one hundred thirty-five, day-old broiler Japanese quail chicks were randomly allocated to three treatment groups viz T0 (Control) supplemented only basal diet whereas T1 and T2 supplemented 5% and 10% Azolla respectively along with basal diet on a DM basis. The experiment was conducted for 0–5 weeks in the poultry instructional and demonstration unit (PIDU) of the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg.
Azolla was cultivated, harvested, and dried under shade, the proximate analysis of the dried Azolla sample revealed a dry matter content of 6.7% and 24% crude protein, 15% crude fibre, 3.38% ether extract, 16.6% total ash, 36.3% nitrogen-free extract (NFE), 2.18% calcium and 0.47% phosphorus. findings emphasize the potential of Azolla as an unconventional feed supplement with respect to treatment group T1 showed better sensory attributes compared to T2. The appearance, flavour, juiciness (p<0.05) and overall palatability/acceptability (p=0.001) of meat in the 5% Azolla -supplemented group were ranked best compared to the control group and 10% Azolla -supplemented group.
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How to cite this article:
Kalyani Verma, Sonali Prusty, MK Gendley, Meenu Dubey, Kiran Kumari, RC Ramteke, Raina Doneria, Mrigya Soni, Naveen Kumar Verma, Jyoti Sahu and Sunita Patel. Chemical evaluation of Azolla and its impact of dietary supplementation on the meat sensory attributes in broiler Japanese quail. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 2290-2292.
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