EFFECT OF ADDING TWO (Curcuma longa) LEVELS OF CURCUMA ON SOME PRODUCTIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR QUAIL JAPANESE.

EFFECT OF ADDING TWO (Curcuma longa) LEVELS OF CURCUMA ON SOME PRODUCTIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR QUAIL JAPANESE.

  • عمار صلاح الدين عبد الواحد
  • مخـلـد عريبي حسن
  • سماح ميسر رؤوف
Keywords: Curcuma, Quai birds, productive and physiological performance

Abstract

A study carried out in quail’s field owned by the Department of Animal production/ Collage of Agriculture / Tikrit University. For the period 14/ 5/ 2016 to 4/ 6/ 2016 in order to study the effect of adding Curcuma longa - to the diet of quails - on some productive and physiological characteristics of the Japanese quail birds bred for meat production. Using (48) quail birds which are two weeks old provided by Department of Agricultural Research. The birds were divided randomly after weighing them into three treatments; four replicate treatments for (4 bird/ replicate). The treatments as follows: (T1) control group (fed diet without any supplement), second (T2) and third (T3) groups were fed diet supplemental 4.5 and 9g Curcuma powder /kg diet. The results show significant increase of (P<0.05) in body weight at first, second and third week for treatments (T2) and (T3) but weight gain and food conversion ratio was significant improved daring third week of age but insignificant differentia was noticed between treatment in food intake during experimental weeks also in all chemical and physical traits that were measured during the experiment.

Author Biographies

عمار صلاح الدين عبد الواحد

Assis. Prof. Dr. Agriculture Collage, Department of Animal production, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq

مخـلـد عريبي حسن

Lec.Agriculture Collage, Department of Animal production, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq

سماح ميسر رؤوف

Lec.Agriculture Collage, Department of Animal production, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq

Published
2018-12-31