Khairul Islam

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Propionic acid (PA) is a fungicide and bactericide, registered to control fungi and bacteria in stored grains, hay, grain storage areas, poultry litter, and drinking water for livestock and poultry. European Union (EU) certifies PA as the great of grain preserver and most efficient in controlling Salmonella and other pathogens. Recently it is used as feed(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to measure the impact of a hygiene intervention on the contamination of weaning food in Bangladesh. METHODS Sixty households were selected: 30 study and 30 control households. Samples of weaning food were collected from all the 60 households at baseline and examined for faecal coliforms (FC), faecal streptococci (FS) and(More)
Potassium diformate (Formi) is odorless, low-corrosive and easy to handle. The European Union (EU) has approved it as non-antibiotic growth promoter, for use in non ruminant feeds. Maximum inclusion level of potassium diformate is 1.8% as registered by the European authorities which can improve weight gain up to 14%. Potassium diformate contains the active(More)
An experiment was conducted for a period of 56 days with 36 healthy New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits aged about one months having weight from 370 to 390g to evaluate the effects of dietary citric acid on growth performance, feed consumption and digestibility of nutrients as well as immune status. The experiment was designed with 6 dietary treatments having 6(More)
A total of 300 day-old Hubbard Classic broiler chicks were reared to investigate the effect of dietary inclusion of 2, 3, 4 and 5% of palm oil on feed consumption, growth performance and profitability of broiler. Addition of 4% palm oil in diet found to attribute additive effect on the growth of the bird from 2 to 4 week of the trial. Broilers of 2 and 3%(More)
The experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of different levels of dried slurry (DS) as source of nitrogen fertilizer on yield and chemical composition of maize fodder (Zea mays). Four levels of DS (0, 10, 12 and 14 ton/ha) were applied in a Randomized Block Design (RBD). Green biomass yields was significantly higher in DS incorporated groups(More)
The experiment was conducted for a period of 56 days using 24 growing rabbits (4 to 6 weeks old) to evaluate the effect of citric acid (CA) on the growth performance. Concentrate mixture was fortified by 0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5% CA to 4 different groups of rabbit considering 6 in each. Green grass and concentrate mixture were supplied on ad-libitum basis.(More)
BACKGROUND Many adolescent girls in low-income and middle-income countries lack appropriate facilities and support in school to manage menstruation. Little research has been conducted on how menstruation affects school absence. This study examines the association of menstrual hygiene management knowledge, facilities and practice with absence from school(More)
BACKGROUND Faecal-oral carriage via hands is an important transmission pathway for diarrhoeal pathogens. The level of faecal contamination of commuters' hands in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was examined in this study. METHODS A total of 900 hand washing samples, including both left and right hands, were collected during one year to cover three different seasons in(More)
An experiment was carried out to study the effect of temperature on biology, oviposition and feeding behaviour as well as host preference of Epilachna beetle, Epilachna dodecastigma (Wied.) on eight varieties of brinjal, Solanum melongena Linn. from November, 2009 to June, 2010 maintaining controlled temperatures of 15oC, 25oC and 30oC using an incubator in(More)