Biogeochemical Surveys Using Poultry Components from Mangampeta Barite Area, Andhra Pradesh, India
Department of Geology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh PIN 517 502, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Raghu V
Department of Geology
Sri Venkateswara University
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 27, 2016, Accepted Date: March 26, 2016, Published Date: March 30, 2016
Citation: Raghu V (2016) Biogeochemical Surveys Using Poultry Components from Mangampeta Barite Area, Andhra Pradesh, India. Poult Fish Wildl Sci 4:145. doi:10.4172/2375-446X.1000145
Copyright: © 2016 Raghu V. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present work deals with the trace element interactions in excreta, feathers, and eggs of hens of backyard poultry of Mangampeta barite area, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh to determine its significance in biogeochemical surveys. For purpose of comparison, excreta, feathers and eggs from the birds of caged system of poultry in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh are also collected. The excreta and eggs of hens of backyard poultry reflect the composition of their immediate geochemical environment while those of hens of caged system of poultry show their feed composition. Variations in trace element content are observed in poultry components on ash weight and dry weight basis. Organic matter plays an important role in the behavior and distribution of trace elements. The excreta of hens of backyard poultry can be utilized as a tool in biogeochemical orientation surveys as they reflect their surrounding geochemical environment. The biogeochemical investigations of all these biological samples are helpful in the preparation of multi-element atlases for the effective study of environmental geochemistry.