Nutritional composition of swiftlets (Aerodramus fuciphagus) faeces for future usage

Azizon Abdullah, and Ali Saifudin, and Wan Zahari Mohamed, and M.Bohari Jusoh , (2012) Nutritional composition of swiftlets (Aerodramus fuciphagus) faeces for future usage. In: International Conference on One Health & 24th Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Congress 2012, 21 - 23 Sept 2012, Mariott Hotel Putrajaya. (Unpublished)


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A total of 104 samples of Swiftlet faeces were collected from various districts in Kelantan (n:55) and Terengganu (n:49). The samples were analysed for dry matter (DM), crude protein (CP), ether extract (EE), Ash, Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P). The overall mean concentrations of organic matter (OM), CP, Ash, Ca and P from those samples were 72.25 %, 68.23 %, 8.84%, 1.01% and 1.19% respectively while the mean nitrate (NO3) content was estimated 48.33%. There were no significant differences (P>0.05) between districts in the OM, Ca and P content. However, significant differences (P<0.05) were observed in the CP, NO3 and ash content be-tween districts. The potential of swiftlet faeces as the source of superior quality fertilizer and other usage are highlighted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: Swiftlets – Faeces – Nutritional Composition
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 02:11
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 00:13

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