Nutritive value of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal for broiler chickens.

@article{Dei2011NutritiveVO,
  title={Nutritive value of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal for broiler chickens.},
  author={Herbert Kwabla Dei and A Bacho and J. P. Adeti and Stephen Paul Rose},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={1239-44}
}
False yam (Icacina oliviformis syn. Icacina senegalensis) is a drought-resistant plant in West and Central Africa that produces a large tuber with a high starch content, but it contains antinutritive factors (terpenes). The objective was to evaluate its feed value for broilers when the tuber was sun-dried (SFYTM) or boiled (BFYTM). In experiment 1, the tubers were peeled, diced, sun-dried (5 d), and milled. In experiment 2, the diced tubers were boiled (2 h), dried (8 d), and milled. Each meal… CONTINUE READING