Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 2023-03-30T11:55:56+00:00 S. M. Lutful Kabir, Ph.D. Open Journal Systems <p><a href="">Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research</a> is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal. This journal publishes high-quality original scientific papers and short communications. Review articles of current interest and high standard may be considered.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">AJMBR is now accepting online submissions through <a href="">BanglaJOL’s online journal management system</a>. Authors should register by clicking on the “Register” link at the top of the page. If you have already registered, then just log in using your username and password. To submit a paper, click on the “New Submission” button to start the online procedure.</p> <p><strong>Indexing &amp; Abstracting: </strong>BanglaJOL; CAB Abstracts (CABI); Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS); Crossref; Electronic Journals Library; Global Health (CABI); Google Scholar; JournalSeek; WorldCat</p> Detection of adulterants and evaluate the quality of selected commercial pickles and chutneys collected from various local markets in Jashore, Bangladesh 2023-01-17T17:20:24+00:00 S M Shamiul Alam Asraful Alam Razmin Sultana Md Akhtaruzzaman Maria Afrin <p>In Bangladesh, pickles and chutneys are very popular appetizers that give main dishes more taste. In this present study quality of selected commercial pickles and chutneys were evaluated by conducting physicochemical parameters and analyzing the adulterant. A total 19 samples were used for this experiment. The pickle and chutney samples were evaluated for physicochemical parameters including moisture content, acidity as citric acid, sodium benzoate, and arsenic in laboratory. The results suggested that, highest concentration of moisture content (49.80±0.21%), acidity (1.85±0.02 mg/Kg) and sodium benzoate (363.30±0.26 mg/Kg) were found in Tamarind chutney (C-1), Jujube chutney (B-3) and Mixed chutney (E-1) respectively. However, all of the samples estimated arsenic (As) levels remained within the corresponding guideline limit. It is concluded that samples of moisture content (57.89%), acidity (68.42%) and sodium benzoate (15.79%) were higher than BSTI standard which is not suitable for food safety. However, pickles and chutneys are available in both good and bad quality in the market.</p> <p>Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. 2023, 9 (1), 9-13</p> 2023-01-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 S M Shamiul Alam, Asraful Alam, Razmin Sultana, Md Akhtaruzzaman, Maria Afrin Management system and productivity of backyard poultry in Jhenidah district of Bangladesh: a survey 2022-11-17T10:26:21+00:00 Farzana Fiza Rahima Md Abdul Jalil Md Reshad Hossain Md Shaheenur Rahman <p>This study was carried out to know the current scenarios of rearing backyard poultry in Jhenidah district of Bangladesh. A total of 2832 poultry birds (deshi chicken, sonali, duck and pigeon) were selected from 170 households. The data were collected according to prepared questionnaire. The study revealed that, most of the farmers reared their poultry in semi scavenging system (97.64%). The poultry houses were commonly made of tin and bamboo (88.82%) and some of farmers kept their poultry in houses which were at unsatisfactory level (11.2%). They used polythene, sack, ash, sand, straw, papers separately or together as bedding materials (78.82%) and 21.18% of farmers did not use any bedding materials. They usually cleaned poultry house irregularly (73.53%). The rice (84.71%) as feed supplement followed by boiled rice, paddy, broken rice, wheat and commercial as well, was commonly given twice (62.9%) in a day. The farmers did not usually use feeder and waterer (44.12%) and use only 8.82% of vaccine. The supplementary feed to each deshi chicken, sonali, duck and pigeon per day were 32.77 g, 38.70 g, 82.04 g and 12.40 g gaining average body weight of 1.19 kg, 1.36 kg, 1.22 kg and 315.35 g respectively. The average egg production per deshi chicken, sonali, duck and pigeon per year were 37.27, 47.30, 84.66, and 19.90 containing average weight 35.01 g, 41.20 g, 52.68 g and 11.10 g successively. Furthermore, the mean hatchability was found 77.50% in deshi chicken, 79.25% in sonali, 78.95% in duck and 97.45% in pigeon along with 28.79% significant (<em>P</em>&lt;0.05) mortality in deshi chicken, 30.35% in sonali, 14.50% in duck and 11.40% in pigeon consecutively. The prevalence of diseases were investigated as Newcastle disease, fowl cholera, duck cholera, duck plague and pigeon pox. Diseases (54.1%) are the most current constraints followed by lack of knowledge, predators for poultry rearing in backyard system. This study will support farmers by enhancing their income through improved management practice in backyard poultry.</p> <p>Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. 2023, 9 (1), 1-8</p> 2023-01-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Farzana Fiza Rahima, Md Abdul Jalil, Md Reshad Hossain, Md Shaheenur Rahman