Evaluation of Bifidobacterium sp. and Guazuma ulmifolia Leaf Extract on Quail (Coturnix coturnix-japonica): Influences on Feed Intake, Feed Conversion Ratio, and Quail Day Production

Aprinda Ratna Lovela, Widya Paramita Lokapirnasari, Mohammad Anam Al Arif, Soeharsono, Sri Hidanah, Sunaryo Hadi Warsito, Redilla Prasinta, Tiara Hapsari, Asafarid Andriani

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Abstract

Background: Quail farms have a great opportunity as poultry farming businesses in Indonesia due to its short biological cycle and high metabolic rate. The success of a poultry business is closely linked to factors such as feed quality and health management. This study aims to determine the effect of adding Bifidobacterium sp. and Guazuma ulmifolia leaf extract into drinking water on quail production performance include feed intake, feed conversion ratio (FCR), and quail day production (QDP). Methodology: The research employed an experimental design using a Completely Randomized Design with 96 female quails (Coturnix coturnix-japonica), randomly assigned to four treatments with six replications, each consisting of four quails. Different ratios of Bifidobacterium sp. and Guazuma ulmifolia leaf extract were administered in each treatment. Data collection occurred during the final week of the research period. Results: Each treatment was given different ratio between Bifidobacterium sp. and Guazuma ulmifolia leaf extract. The data collected in the last week of the research period were analyzed to evaluate the outcomes. Conclusion: The addition of 2 ml/liter Bifidobacterium sp. and Guazuma ulmifolia leaf extract to drinking water had a significant effect (p<0.05) on feed intake, feed conversion ratio (FCR), and quail day production (QDP).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhilippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Volume61
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Bifidobacterium sp
  • feed conversion ratio
  • Guazuma ulmifolia
  • health
  • quail day production

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