INDIA - Mr Karthivashan Govindarajan, PhD candidate, has won the first edition of the Veterinarian Nor-Feed Award thanks to his work on the nutritional role of Moringa oleifera extracts on broilers.
Published in 2015, his thesis was conducted with the scientific team of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
His works identify and highlight the role of this plant’s active compounds on production performance and quality of poultry meat, in particular by improving the broilers’ antioxidant status.
“I am a strong believer in the elite potential of natural products as the source of active candidates in the field of nutrient supplement in both human and animal health and nutrition,” said the Prize winner.
Future in-feed applications
The active compounds of Moringa oleifera leaves extracts were carefully analyzed to understand its activity and efficient impact in broiler performance.
“Adapting and optimizing Moringa oleifera leaves extract as a dietary supplement will surely help the researchers, farmers and feed professionals to provide an efficient and cost-effective feed for broilers,” he declared.
See you in 2016
The €5,000 prize will soon be hand delivered to the winner by Pierre Chicoteau, DVM, Nor-Feed founder and CEO, and will no doubt be an opportunity for fruitful exchanges.
The success of this Award already encourages us to prepare the next edition in the beginning of 2016.ThePoultrySite News Desk