Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 8 - 2020
Effects of Dietary Protein Levels on Growth Performances of African Giant Snail (Archachatina marginata)
Tchakounte Frank Mael1*, Kana Jean Raphaël1, Meffowoet Chekam Prisca2 and Pounde Zonfack Martini1
1Animal Production and Nutrition Research Unit, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon
2Animal Physiology and Health Research Unit, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon
*Corresponding Author: Tchakounte Frank Mael, Animal Production and Nutrition Research Unit, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon.
Received: April 11, 2020; Published: July 10, 2020


This study was designed to evaluate the effect of dietary protein level on growth performances of African giant snail Archachatina marginata. The snails were fed on 4 diets with 4 diets containing graded protein content (20%, 23%, 26% and 29%) for thirty-two weeks. The main results revealed that, growth performances were higher (p ˂ 0.05) with the highest protein content. The highest and comparable values were obtained with snails fed with diet containing the highest protein levels (26 and 29%) followed by those who fed on diet containing 20 and 23% crude protein. The feed conversion ratio was comparable in all the treatments fed on formulated diet. The snails fed on diet containing 26% and 29% crude protein presented comparable shell growth (0.25 - 0.26 mm/day in length and 0.087 - 0.088 mm/day in width) but higher than those of treatments 20% and 26%. It was concluded that, A. marginata performed better with 26% crude protein in the ration with respect to growth performances.

Keywords: Archachatina marginata; Dietary; Growth; Protein; Shell


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Citation: Tchakounte Frank Mael., et al. “Effects of Dietary Protein Levels on Growth Performances of African Giant Snail (Archachatina marginata)”. EC Veterinary Science 5.8 (2020): 39-47.

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