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A total of 150 F1 growing Pekin ducks were randomly distributed into 15 ranged pens under mixed orchard equally representing 5 dietary treatments to evaluate the growth performance, carcass yield, hematological profile and return above feed and bird costs of ducks fed different levels of Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MOLM) as soybean oil meal (SOM) substitute. The study was undertaken from February 6 to March 5, 2016 at Centro 02 Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines. The treatments were: Treatment T0 (control) 100% SOM as protein source, T1– 25% MOLM substitution of SOM, T2– 50% MOLM substitution, T3– 75% MOLM substitution, T4– 100% MOLM. The study was done in CRD with three replications per treatment. Finding of the study showed that full replacement of MOLM to SOM has no significant effect on the growth and carcass yield parameters of pekin duck. Hence, the carcass quality of pekin ducks fed with different levels of Moringa oleifera leaf meal as supplements, i.e., from 25%- 100% substitution of MOLM did not differ significantly in terms of moisture percentage, crude protein( %) and crude fat analysis (%) in both thigh and breast.
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