398/18 | General Article | Poultry Science
Effect of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Fruit Juice on Production Performance of Layer Type Japanese QuailsR. Richard Churchil, A.V. Omprakash, P. Kanagaraju, S. Dafne and C. Pandian
Department of Poultry Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600007, Tamil NaduPublished in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2019 : 96 (5) - pages 14 to 16
(Received: November, 2018, Accepted: December, 2018)
The efcacy of commercial noni fruit juice (Apollo Life Noni Juice ®) on production and early reproductive performances of Japanese quails at the concentration of 1 ml and 2 ml per litre of drinking water was tested. The supplementation had signicantly (P<0.05) improved third and sixth week body weights, body weight gain and feed efciency from 0 to 6 weeks of age and reduced the feed intake. Although the age at rst egg laying was signicantly (P<0.05) reduced due to supplementation, egg number, egg weight and egg mass during early laying period of 7 to 10 weeks were not alteredKey Words: Morinda citrifolia, growth performance, egg production, Japanese quail.