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Articles by Z.I. Chauhan
Total Records ( 2 ) for Z.I. Chauhan
  A. Ali , A.R. Abid , Z.I. Chauhan , G. Ahmad , S. Muhammad and J. Muhammad
  A study was conducted to investigate the beneficiary effect of Biofeed microbial culture (EM4) in poultry for improving the production potential and nutrients digestibility in broilers. One hundred and twenty day old broiler chicks were randomly divided into 12 replicates of 10 birds each for the allotment to a control A and 3 treatment groups B, C and D. All four groups A, B, C and D were fed with starter up to four weeks and finisher ration from 5th to 7th weeks of age supplemented with 0, 1, 2, 3% EM4, respectively. The supplementation of biofeed (EM4) in broiler ration (0-7 weeks) revealed non-significant (p<0.05) difference among the treatment groups in terms of growth rate, feed consumption and feed conversion efficiency. A non significant difference was observed in experimental birds fed with ration supplemented with Biofeed (EM4) in terms of bone meat ratio while a significant (p<0.05) difference was found in gut weight with highest weight in group A (3.75 g) followed by in C (2.98 g), D (2.90 g) and B (2.84 g). Difference in dry matter was found non-significant in all groups supplemented with different level of Biofeed (EM4).
  M.M. Manzoor , M.Z. Alam , Z.I. Chauhan , S.A.H. Gilani , S.T.H. Shah , A. Ali and J. Muhammad
  The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different levels of poultry byproducts meal (PBM) on the performance of broiler chicks. One hundred and fifty day old (male and female mixed) Hubbard broiler chicks were reared on the five experimental rations up to 42 days of age using control rations containing 8% fish meal. In the experimental rations both in starter and finisher fish meal was replaced by the poultry byproducts meal (PBM) at 2, 4, 6 and 8% levels keeping control rations without PBM. The starter rations were fed up to 28 days of age and remaining 14 days the finisher rations were fed. The crude protein (%) and metabolized energy (Kcal/Kg) content of the starter rations A, B, C, D and E were 21.52, 2937; 21.71, 2916; 21.89, 2983; 22.0, 83007 and 22.29, 3032, respectively, while for finisher rations were 18.73, 3042; 18.92, 3070; 19.10, 3097; 19.29, 3125 and 19.47, 3152.28, respectively. The result showed that the rations containing PBM at the level of 2, 4 and 6% were the best for growth as compared to 8% consumed. There was a non-significant (p<0.05) difference in feed efficiency among different rations. The varying level of PBM used in rations did not significantly (p<0.05) influence the dressing percentage of broiler chicks. It was also concluded that PBM can be used in broiler rations up to 8% of the total diet. It is concluded that PBM supplemented with amino acids may be suggested to be suitable and replace with fish meal in poultry diet.
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