Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRAVS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of Animal and Veterinary sciences. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences en-US Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences Effect of Broilers Fed Diets Containing Different Protein Sources at Starter Phase <p>Performance of broilers chicken fed diets containing different protein sources were evaluated. One hundred and fifty (150) Ross 308 day-old chicks were shared into 3 experimental treatment groups, and each treatment group was replicated five times, with 10 chicks per replicate. Three treatment diets were prepared as follows: T1 contained GNC as the major protein source, T2 contained SBM as the major protein source, while T3 contained a combination of GNC and SBM as the two major protein sources. The results showed that feed intake was higher (P&lt;0.05) for T2 and T3 compared to T1, even though body weight gain and water intake did not differ significantly between the treatments. The best FCR was obtained for T2 (P&lt;0.05). It is concluded that feeding broilers diets containing either SBM or a combination of GNC &amp; SBM enhanced performance compared to feeding GNC as the major source of protein.</p> I. S. Harande ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-10-25 2019-10-25 1 6 Analysis of Backyard Poultry Farming in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu, India: Implication for Sustainable Rural Development <p><strong>Aims: </strong>The study aims to search out the present status of backyard poultry farming (BYPF) and to identify the restrictions that poultry owners face and to determining the relationship between farmers’ socioeconomics status and their output.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> The study was conducted in randomly selected fifteen villages of three divisions of Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, India.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> A structured interview was done with 240 respondents i.e. 80 each from the three Divisions.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The result revealed that participants were predominantly young, and had low level of education in backyard chicken production. Agricultural labour was the major occupation; they had marginal land and medium livestock holding with more than 6 years of poultry farming experience.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The major constraints identified were high incidence of poultry diseases, lack of suitable germ plasm and attack by predators.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation:</strong> Extension programmes should take place so that the poultry owners upgrade their knowledge and become more skillful using the new technologie. This way they can maximize the productivity and their income.</p> A. Varadharajan R. Gnanasekar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-11-11 2019-11-11 1 6