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Can Fish Oil be used as a substitute for Fish Meal in Broiler Ration?- A review

Amandeep, D.S. Bidhan, Man Singh, DC Yadav, Subhasish Sahu and Vishal Sharma

Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Sciences, LUVAS, Hisar, Haryana, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2023 : 100 (4) - pages 7 to 14
(Received: , Accepted: )


Poultry industry- an integral part of agriculture sector is growing at a fast rate in India today.Still increasing cost of feed stuff is major constraint for poultry industry which ultimately lead to search for alternate feed resources. Fish meal is an integral component of broiler diet but limited availability, lack of uniformity, higher cost relative to plant sources and storage issues due to its oxidizable nature responsible for rancidity are some strong reasons to find substitutes for fish meal in broiler diets. Availability and quality issues of fish meal aggravated during tough times of COVID pandemic. Therefore, one such source is Fish Oil (FO) which consists of main source of n-3 longchain (LC) PUFA such as EPA, DHA. Poultry products have become the primary source of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), with one of the most effective solutions being to increase the accretion of PUFAs in chicken products which can be done by adding FO in diet. Therefore, the present review discussed the practical application of fish oil in poultry diets, and its effect on productive performance, haemato-biochemical parameters, immunity, carcass traits, meat quality, and semen quality in poultry.

Key Words: Fish meal, Fish oil, PUFA, production, carcass traits

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