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American Journal of Zoological Research. 2017, 5(2), 33-37
DOI: 10.12691/ajzr-5-2-3
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The Effect of Moringa Oleifera on the Growth Performance, Packed Cell Volume (PCV) and Laying Capacity Of Young Growing Quails

Ufele Angela Nwogor1, and Ebenebe Cordelia Ifeyinwa2

1Zoology Department, Faculty of Biosciences Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Nigeria

2Animal Science Department Faculty of Agriculture Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Nigeria

Pub. Date: August 03, 2017

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Ufele Angela Nwogor and Ebenebe Cordelia Ifeyinwa. The Effect of Moringa Oleifera on the Growth Performance, Packed Cell Volume (PCV) and Laying Capacity Of Young Growing Quails. American Journal of Zoological Research. 2017; 5(2):33-37. doi: 10.12691/ajzr-5-2-3


The effect of inclusion of Moringa oleifera leaf meal on the growth performance, PCV and egg laying capacity of young growing quails was evaluated in this study. Forty five two weeks-old young growing quails were used in the study. Three dietary treatments I, II and III were formulated with Moringa leaf meal at 0, 10 and 20 levels, respectively. Each treatment had fifteen quails. The experiment lasted for eight weeks during which the effect of M. oleifera on the weight, PCV and egg laying parameters were monitored as indices of performance. The results indicated that the total mean weights, PCV and number of eggs laid was highest in young growing quails fed 10 g M. oleifera leaf meal levels(treatment II), followed by those fed control diet(treatment I) while the lowest was those fed with 20 g M. oleifera(treatment III). The treatment II had 78.05±29.007g mean weight, treatment I had mean weight of 73.90±27.417g, while treatment III had the least mean weight of 68.65±22.926g. Concerning the PCV; treatment II had 31.10±5.139%, treatment I had 27.70±4.342% while treatment III had 23.20±3.105. In the case of egg laying capacity, treatment II had average of 20 eggs, treatment I had average of 10 eggs while treatment III had average number of 4 eggs. The results of the research indicated that the inclusion of M. oleifera is concentration dependent, moderate concentration (10g) showed a better result than the higher one (20g) in the performance of growing quail.

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