Review on Use of Moringa Oleifera Leaf Meal in Diets of Laying Hens: Effect on Egg Production, and Quality


Authors : A.K Darboe; T.O Okeno; Sayon, S.O

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7045315

One issue affecting the poultry production sectors in developing nations is the rise in feed costs brought on by the high costs of protein and energy sources. Researchers are also looking for organic components that are antibacterial. To cut the expense of the feed, several tropical legumes and plants were added to the diets of chickens as protein sources. Some herbs, spices, and extracts may be coccidiostats, anthelminthic, and antimicrobial, according to recent studies. Most of the tropics are home to the Moringa tree, which has a wide range of applications and is quite significant economically. In order to study its impact on the productive performance of laying hens, nutritionists added it to the diet of poultry. This review's focus is on using Moringa oleifera leaf in diets of laying hens: effect on egg production and quality. Various scientific findings and published research articles were considered about issues such as the study background, objectives, major findings, and review conclusions. M oleifera is also known as a drum stick or miracle tree due to its abundant supply of various nutrients with high biological values. In addition, it has a hypocholesterolemic effect on chickens. It has nutritional as well as therapeutic properties. However, there is still a lot of ambiguity in previously published articles about the major roles of M. oleifera in chicken production performance. Taking this into consideration, the current study provides an outline of the experimental uses of M. oleifera in growth performance, egg production performance, and egg quality, on laying hens, which is supported by previous findings. The gaps in knowledge from previous studies are considered, and the feasibility of M. oleifera in poultry rationing is proposed. The findings have prompted additional research on M. oleifera to determine the most active ingredients and optimal doses in laying hen rations. Finally, the current study shows that M. oleifera supplementation may improve egg quality and production performance.

Keywords : Moringa Oleifera; Poultry; Growth Performance; Laying Performance; Health Status.

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