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Feeding larvae meal in broiler diets and its effect on growth performance


Alshelmani, Mohamed Idris and Loh, Teck Chwen and Kareem, Karwan Yaseen and Abdulla, Nazim Rasul and Foo, Hooi Ling and Mohd Zamri, Amirah Nabilah and Shazali, Nurhazirah (2018) Feeding larvae meal in broiler diets and its effect on growth performance. In: 3rd World's Poultry Science Association (Malaysia Branch) and World Veterinary Poultry Association (Malaysia Branch) Scientific Conference 2018, 18-19 Apr. 2018, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. (pp. 27-28).


Larvae meal has been reported as a suitable alternative protein source to fish meal and soybean meal. It contained necessary essential amino acids required in poultry feeding. An experiment was conducted to assess the effects of different levels of larvae meal on broiler performance. A total of 216 one-day-old male broiler chicks were raised for 42 days. Birds were randomly allotted into open house cages and 6 chicks per cage. The dietary treatments were supplemented with larvae meal by 0%, 2%, 4%, 6%, 8% and 10% to represent T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6, respectively. The findings showed that body weight, average daily gain and total weight gain for T1 were significantly decreased (P<0.05) compared to T5 and T6.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Publisher: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Larvae meal; Broiler; Growth performance; Poultry industry
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 03:47
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 03:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/67626
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