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|Title:||Paper/Pulp and Poultry|
|Abstract:||<b>Paper/Pulp-</b>The paper mills generate higher pollution load in the absence of a chemical recovery system. The utilization of black liquor for developing value added products like lignosulphonates has been found to be a possible cost effective and technically viable solution of black liquor removal. Keeping this in view researchers at ABC Paper, Hoshiarpur, Punjab and Department of Biotechnology, Shimla carried out studies to optimize bisulphite pulping of Sarkanda, Erianthusmunja Jesw. syn.<br><br> <b>Poultry-</b>In Ayurveda ashwagandha, Withania somnifera Dunal root powder is used as growth promoter. Scientists at Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur studied the effect of ashwagandha root powder on growth and egg production in layers. The study was undertaken for a period of ten weeks. A total 24 commercial laying White Leghorn birds 32 weeks of age were randomly selected from the flock maintained at college poultry farm. Birds were divided into three experimental groups. Group 1 (control) was given only feed and fresh drinking water; group 2 was given 5 g ashwagandha root powder mixed per kg feed. Group 3 was given 10g ashwagandha powder mixed with per kg feed. Daily feed consumption, water intake and weekly body weight were recorded. The egg production, egg weight, egg-shell thickness were recorded and analysed.|
|ISSN:||0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.3(3) [May-June 2004]|
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