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Effect of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Fruit Juice on Production Performance of Layer Type Japanese Quails

R. Richard Churchil, A.V. Omprakash, P. Kanagaraju, S. Dafne and C. Pandian

Department of Poultry Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2019 : 96 (5) - pages 14 to 16
(Received: November, 2018, Accepted: December, 2018)


The efcacy 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 signicantly (P<0.05) improved third and sixth week body weights, body weight gain and feed efciency from 0 to 6 weeks of age and reduced the feed intake. Although the age at  rst egg laying was signicantly (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 altered

Key Words: Morinda citrifolia, growth performance, egg production, Japanese quail.

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