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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 756-761
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.088


Effect of Feeding Graded Levels of Pudina (Mentha arvensis) Leaf Powder on Egg Quality Traits in Laying Hens
K. Merina Devi1, Jyoti Palod1, Aashaq H. Dar1 and S. Shekhar2*
1Department of Livestock Production Management, C.V.A.Sc., G.B.P.U.A.T, Pantnagar – 263 145, Uttarakhand, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jainagar (ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack), Koderma, Jharkhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A feeding trial of 12 weeks duration was conducted to evaluate the effect of different levels of pudina leaf powder supplementation on egg quality traits in laying hens. A total number of 120 White leghorn laying hens of 36 weeks old were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups (T1, T2, T3 and T4) with 6 replicates of 5 birds each. The basal diet was supplemented with pudina leaf powder containing 0, 5.0, 7.5 and 10.0 g/ kg in dietary treatment groups respectively. The feeding trial was divided into phase I (36th-39th weeks), phase II (40th-43th weeks), phase III (44th-47th weeks) and overall (36th-47th weeks). At the end of each phase, egg quality and composition traits were studied. The results of the egg quality traits indicated that there were significant (P<0.05) improvement in egg weight, haugh unit and crude protein contents in the eggs of pudina added groups, whereas egg crude fat and cholesterol content were significantly (P<0.05) decreased with increased supplementation of pudina leaf powder. The overall best performance was shown at 10.0 g/kg diet. Therefore, it can be concluded that the significant effect of pudina leaf powder supplementation on increase in egg weight, haugh unit, egg protein and decrease in crude fat and total cholesterol contents showed the major importance of pudina leaf powder in designer egg production.


Keywords: Pudina, White Leghorn, Egg cholesterol, Designer eggs
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Merina Devi K., Jyoti Palod, Aashaq H. Dar and Shekhar S. 2018. Effect of Feeding Graded Levels of Pudina (Mentha arvensis) Leaf Powder on Egg Quality Traits in Laying Hens.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 756-761. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.088