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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 981-984
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2007.981.984
Microbiological and Physicochemical Qualities of Selected Commercial Poultry Feeds in Akure, Nigeria
D.J. Arotupin, R.M.O. Kayode and K.O. Awojobi

Abstract:
Five different commercial poultry feeds namely, broiler finisher, broiler starter, broiler super starter, grower mash and layer top mash obtained from their trade outlets in Akure, Nigeria were examined for their microbiological and physicochemical qualities using standard microbiological and analytical methods. The bacterial count was highest in broiler starter with 2.50H104 cfu mLG1, while the least count of 6.60H102 cfu mLG1 was recorded in layer top mash. Fungal count was highest in layer top mash (7.40H102 sfu mLG1) and least in grower mash (1.50H102 sfu mLG1). A total of seventeen microorganisms were isolated which include Aerobacter aerogenes, Bacillus cereus, Erwinia amylovora, Mirococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, Acaulopa macrospore, Cladosporium fulvum, Dotchiza populae, Fusarium sp., Geotrichium candidum, Pleurophrgmium sp., Rhizopus stolonifer, Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proximate composition revealed the presence of moisture, ash, fat, crude fibre and protein content. The mineral analysis shows that, the poultry feeds contained essential elements, namely K+, Na+, Ca2+, Mg2+ and P. The presence of some pathogenic microorganisms in the poultry feeds lucidly revealed the level of contamination. Therefore, the commercial poultry feeds should be periodically examined for bio safety, so as to reduce or probably prevent the risk of cross contamination of poultry and poultry products.
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D.J. Arotupin, R.M.O. Kayode and K.O. Awojobi , 2007. Microbiological and Physicochemical Qualities of Selected Commercial Poultry Feeds in Akure, Nigeria. Journal of Biological Sciences, 7: 981-984.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2007.981.984

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2007.981.984

 
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