Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 1,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Microorganisms associated with poultry faeces


D. V. Adegunloye

Recieved Date: 2005-08-10, Accepted Date: 2005-11-19


Microbial analysis of poultry faeces was carried out. Two different poultry farms were sampled in Akure using standard method. Poultry faeces were collected in five days from cockerels and layers for analyses. Bacteria and fungi species were isolated from the different poultry faeces samples. The microbial load for bacteria ranged from 4.5×107 to 7.0×107cfu/g for cockerels and layers respectively and for fungi from 5.1×106 to 8.0×106 cfu/g. Isolated bacteria included Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis and Escherichia coli. Isolated fungi included species of Aspergillus and Rhizopus.


Cockerels, faeces, layers, microorganisms, poultry

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 41-42

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