Effect of treated giant taro (Alocasia macrorhiza) tuber powder on growth performance of broiler quails
Rohaida*, A. R., Punimin, A. and Helary, J.
Livestock Programme, Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, 90509 Sandakan, Sabah. Malaysia.
Malaysian J. Anim. Sci. 2019 22(1): 71-77
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A study was conducted to determine the effect of treated giant taro (Alocasia macrorhiza) tuber (GTT) in the diet on growth performance of broiler quails during grower-finisher stage. The experimental design used was randomized complete block design (RCBD) which utilized a total of 72 mixed sex quails. From day 21 to day 42, the quails were offered either one of the following dietary treatments: (T1) Basal diet containing no treated GTT powder, (T2) Basal diet containing 0.5% treated GTT powder, and (T3) Basal diet containing 1% treated GTT powder. Quails fed experimental diets containing 0.5% or 1% GTT showed no significant (p>0.05) difference on body weight, body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and mortality rate compared to the control of no GTT mixed in the diet.. In conclusion, supplementation of giant taro tuber up to 1% in the diet did not improve the growth performance of quails.
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