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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 311-315
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2012.311.315
 
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Influence of a Probiotic Containing Lactobacillus fermentum on the Laying Performance and Egg Quality of Japanese Quails

U. Kalsum, H. Soetanto, Achmanu and O. Sjofjan

Abstract:
The objective of this study was to investigate the potential of Lactobacillus fermentum, isolated from the intestine of Japanese quails (Coturnix japonica), as a probiotic product. The influence of this probiotics preparation on the laying performance and egg quality of quails was evaluated in a 28-day experiment. A fully randomized design was used with four experimental treatments, namely standard feed, standard feed with antibiotic, standard feed with 5.27 x 108 cells/ml L. fermentum and standard feed with 2.35 x 109 cells/ml L. fermentum. The results showed that L. fermentum supplementation did not influence (p>0.05) egg quality parameters (haugh unit, % egg albumen, % egg yolk and egg shell thickness) and egg weight, but significantly improved (p<0.05) total egg production and lowered cholesterol content in egg yolk. In conclusion, L. fermentum may be used as a feed additive in Japanese quail diets to improve egg production and to lower egg cholesterol content.
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How to cite this article:

U. Kalsum, H. Soetanto, Achmanu and O. Sjofjan, 2012. Influence of a Probiotic Containing Lactobacillus fermentum on the Laying Performance and Egg Quality of Japanese Quails. International Journal of Poultry Science, 11: 311-315.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2012.311.315

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2012.311.315

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