ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Divya Rani Thomas1 , B. Sunil1, C. Latha1 and Binoj Chacko4
1Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur – 680 651, Kerala
2 A. I. C. R. P on Poultry for Eggs, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
Mannuthy, Thrissur – 680 651, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2012;6(3):1493-1495
© The Author(s). 2012
Received: 15/02/2012 | Accepted: 05/04/2012 | Published: 30/09/2012

A study was conducted to evaluate microbiological quality of different locally available poultry feeds viz., one crumb (F 1), one pellet (F 2) and two mash feeds (F 3 and F 4). The samples were analysed for Total Viable Count, Coliform Count, Escherichia coli count, Yeast and Mould Count and isolation of Salmonella spp., Staphylococcus spp., Listeria spp., and Pseudomonas spp. Mean Total Viable Count was 6.52±0.33, 6.93±0.30, 6.85±0.27 and 6.90±0.30 log10 cfu/g of feed. Mean Coliform Count was 0.67±0.33, 0.49±0.49, 3.04±0.52 and 3.15±0.46 log10 cfu/g of feed respectively. Mean Yeast and Mould Count was 3.22±0.07, 2.55±0.29, 4.03±0.02 and 4.31±0.01 log10 cfu/g of feed respectively. Staphylococcus spp. was present in all four feeds. Statistical analysis revealed significantly (p<0.05) higher Coliform Count and Yeast and Mould Count in mash feed. It can be concluded that microbiological quality of crumb and pellet is superior when compared to mash feed.


Microbiological examination, Poultry Feeds, Retail Outlet

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