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


Azizon Abdullah and Wan Zahari Mohamed and Ali Saifudin and M.Bohari Jusoh (2012) Nutritional composition of swiftlets (Aerodramus fuciphagus) faeces for future usage. In: Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Conference, 21-23 Sept 2012, Marriot Hotel Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)


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 between districts. The potential of swiftlet faeces as the source of superior quality fertilizer and other usage are highlighted.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Collection Type: Institution
Uncontrolled Keywords: Swiftlets – Faeces – Nutritional Composition
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2013 15:06
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