Poultry nutrition for economic egg and meat production: A review


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Authors

  • A B Mandal Central Avian Research Institute,Izaynagar,Uttar Pradesh
  • A V Elangovan Central Avian Research Institute,Izaynagar,Uttar Pradesh
  • Praveen K Tyagi Central Avian Research Institute,Izaynagar,Uttar Pradesh

Keywords:

Poultry, Nutrition, Egg, Meat

Abstract

Poultry industry of India, though one of the fastest growing segments of animal hushandry sector uncertainly prevails in the mind of poultry entrepreneurs because of chronic and acute problems high feeding cost. emerging and remerging diseases, vaccine failure and fluctuating market prices of meat and eggs. Economizing the cost of feeding is one of the effective tools, which can make poultry farming a sustainable enterprise. The present review highlights certain burning issues related to feeding and nutrition, their present status and scope ahead for economizing production of safe foods from poultry birds with due consideration for their welfare and environment based on latest research carried out in the country and elsewhere. Reduction of feed cost, encompassing judicious use of available feed resources, precise nutrient supply and augmenting nutrient utilization through processing, supplementation of deficient nutrients and suitable feed additives. are continuous processes. Close relation exists among nutrition, immunity and health of poultry. However, the effects are more pronounced in high producing stock. Nutrition, disease management and flock management must be considered together to ensure maximum profitability in poultry production. As the imnmunostimulation effects of various nutrients are observed at much higher levels than those actually recommended for optimum production, it is necessary to give due considerations to the economic aspects of the whole exercise.

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Submitted

2011-08-02

Published

2005-10-05

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Review Article

How to Cite

Mandal, A. B., Elangovan, A. V., & Tyagi, P. K. (2005). Poultry nutrition for economic egg and meat production: A review. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 75(10). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAnS/article/view/8297