International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2015)
Growth performance of growing quails (Coturnix japonica) fed graded levels of Neem
Mahmud Muhammad, Shaba Peter, Gana James, Abdulsalam Wosilat
Six weeks feeding trail was conducted to determine the growing performance of Japanese quails fed graded levels of Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf meal. One hundred and twenty Japanese quails (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica) were randomly allocated to four dietary treatments. In each of the four diets, sun-dried neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf was used to replace maize partially at 0, 5, 10 and 15 percentages respectively. Feed intake was measured daily, and the quails were weighed once weekly. Feed and water were given ad-libitum. Performance records were taken while the body composition, were also analysed at the end of the experiment. There were significant differences in weekly feed consumption, week feed conversion, final body weight (P<0.05) across the treatments. However, there were no significant (P>0.05) differences in body weight gain and other carcass traits. The nutrient content of diet is a major determination of the performance of the Japanese quails.
How to cite this article:
Mahmud Muhammad, Shaba Peter, Gana James, Abdulsalam Wosilat. Growth performance of growing quails (Coturnix japonica) fed graded levels of Neem. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(2): 04-07.