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Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUANR) 2020

Growth performance of muscovy and pekin ducks and genetic diversity of muscovy duck population in Botswana

Mothanka, Baagi

Titre : Growth performance of muscovy and pekin ducks and genetic diversity of muscovy duck population in Botswana

Auteur : Mothanka, Baagi

Université de soutenance : Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUANR)

Grade : Master of Science in Animal Science 2020

Résumé
A research study was carried out to compare growth performance of Muscovy (Cairina moschata domestica) and Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and to evaluate the genetic diversity of Muscovy duck population in Botswana. A total of 64 Muscovy and 64 Pekin ducks were individually identified using leg bands and raised under deep litter management system. The ducklings were fed commercial broiler starter crumbs (day old to 2 weeks of age) and commercial broiler grower pellets (3-16 weeks of age) and their feed intake ’was recorded daily, and live weights were recorded on a weekly basis from 3 to 16 weeks of age. Generally, Pekin ducks (combined male and females) had significantly higher feed intake (P<0.05) than their age-matched Muscovy counterparts from 3 weeks.....

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