The productivity of local Malagasy chicks fed with maggot meal was evaluated over a period of 9 weeks. During the experiment, 9 chicks were divided into 3 treatments with 3 chicks per batch. First Treatment T0 represented the control batch with no maggot meal added to the diet; 5% and 10% maggot meal was added to T1 and T2. The batch that consumed a lot of maggot meal had a rapid weight gain compared to the others. The chicks of T2 had 3.95 g daily weight gains against 3.08g and 2.66g for T1 and T0 respectively. There is no significant difference on the feed consumption of the chicks because p-value is higher than 0.005. The average feed consumption of each chick varied between 14g and 15g per day. For the feed conversion ratio, the treatment with high maggot content has a low feed conversion ratio. The maggot meal is very efficient for the growth of chicks and could replace expensive fish meal.
Hydroponics is science of growing plants without the use of soil. The word hydroponics has been derived from th Greek word where ‘Hydro’ means water and ‘Ponic’ means working, i.e. working with water. The hydroponics technology can be applied in several agriculture and horticulture crops. Ayurvet has applied hydroponics technology in growing green fodder, raising paddy nursery and growing wheatgrass for human health. The inception took place with an idea to provide a viable solution of green fodder to dairy farmers as land man ratio is shrinking constantly. Farmers are not able to spare land for green fodder as it is occupied for crops for human nutrition.Moreover, water is precious resource which needs to be conserved through innovative technologies.
Efficacy and safety of spectinomycin-lincomycin added to the starter feed formula for piglets at weaning plus a multivitamin in the drinking wáter for three weeks after weaned piglets was studied. Four groups were used. Groups 1, 2 and 3 development and growth was as expected. Group 2 shows a slight increase in weight, which although not significant, allows postulating that the combination of Spectinomycin-Lyncomycin and polyvitamins can be considered as EFFECTIVE AND SAFE combination to be used in weaned piglets. The control group development was slightly lower, although not significant, the weight of the control group can be considered as a cause of an environmental factor of the intensive exploitation in which the study was developed. Since they were exposed to the presence of endemic infections, a situation that Lincomycin - Spectinomycin have a recognized efficacy to prevent enteropathies. It was concluded that the profilactic and methahylactic use of spectinomycin-Lincomycin in feed plus a polivitamin formulation in drinking wáter is highly recomended.