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Silva et al., 2002. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 31 (4): 1789-1794

Document reference 
Silva, J. H. V. da ; Oliveira, J. N. C. de ; Silva, E. L. da ; Jordao Filho, J. ; Ribeiro, M. L. G., 2002. Use of integral mesquite (Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) D.C.) pods meal in the Japanese quails feeding. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 31 (4): 1789-1794
Alternative title 

Uso da farinha integral da vagem de algaroba (Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) D.C.) na alimentacao de codornas Japonesas


An experiment was conducted to evaluate the inclusion levels of integral mesquite pod meal (MPM) (0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25%) in the diet on laying quail performance. 216 layer quails at 160 days of age and 189 g liveweight were allotted to a completely randomized experimental design. The studied variables were obtained in three periods of 21 days. It was shown that 25% MPM level reduced feed intake and egg mass when compared to the control. Except for the control, feed intake, egg production, egg mass production and egg feed mass ratio were quadratically affected. Based on the results, MPM can be included up to 15% or 150 g/kg in partial corn replacement of isonitrogenous and isoenergetic diets without an adverse effect on hen quail laying performance.

Citation key 
Silva et al., 2002