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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1780-1785

Seasonal Changes Effecting theGrowth Performance of Emu Birds Reared under Intensive Farming System
B. Saivinay1, CH. Harika1, B. R. Naik1*, A. V. N. Siva Kumar1, L. S. S. Vara Prasad Reddy1 and B. Hari Mallikarjuna Reddy2
1Department of Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati - 517502, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Department of Statistics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517502, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Growth performance of emu birds was evaluated with respect to season to assess the bird’s average daily weight gain from starter to slaughter weight maintained under intensive farming system. Study was done on a total flock size of 1000(n) birds at a commercial farm near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh for 57 weeks closely associated different seasonal conditions. Emus are reared under in open sided within fenced areas in the tropical countries, any variation in the climatic conditions would greatly impact on their production. The results indicated that the emus showed higher average live body weight gain at growing stage and performed significantly better in winter with respect to summer season due to increased appetite and feed intake during low temperatures were observed. It was concluded that the anatomical and physiological adaptation of emus was desirable during low temperatures and emus of 15-27 weeks of agegrown in low temperatures showed higher growth performance.

Keywords: Emu chicks, Growers, Finishers, Average daily body weight gain

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Saivinay B., CH. Harika, B. R. Naik, A. V. N. Siva Kumar, L. S. S. Vara Prasad Reddy and Hari Mallikarjuna Reddy B. 2018. Seasonal Changes Effecting theGrowth Performance of Emu Birds Reared under Intensive Farming System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1780-1785. doi:
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