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Replacement value of blue-green alga (Spirulina platensis) for fishmeal and a vitamin-mineral premix for broiler chicks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7953781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The effect of sun-dried Spirulina platensis in poultry diets was studied in a 12-week feeding trial by replacing either fishmeal (FM) or groundnut cake (GC) in a commercial diet with algae at isonitrogenous concentrations of 140 g/kg and 170 g/kg respectively. Additional vitamins/minerals were omitted from the algal diets because Spirulina is rich in them. 2. Efficiency of food utilisation, protein efficiency ratio and dressing percentage indicated that substitution of FM or GC by alga did not affect the performance of broilers. 3. None of the diets affected the weights, compositions and histopathology of the various organs of the chicks. 4. Meat quality remained unchanged except for a more intense colour in the case of birds fed on the alga-containing diets.
L V Venkataraman; T Somasekaran; E W Becker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-20     Completed Date:  1994-12-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Plant Cell Biotechnology Department, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Body Weight
Fish Products*
Meat / standards*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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