Edible Bird Nest Swiftlet: Production, health and product quality
Center of Excellence on Swiftlets
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Prof Datin Paduka Dr Aini Ideris - Avian Medicine
2. Prof Dr. Saleha Abdul Aziz - Veterinary Public Health
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jalila Abu - Avian Medicine
The edible bird nest (EBN) swiftlet industry in Malaysia is rapidly growing due to the demand for EBNs nests world-wide. The Aerodramus fuciphagus species that is found only in the South East Asian region is the main target for the industry. There are limited scientific publications on the EBN swiftlet in Malaysia such as their genetics and subspecies delineations, various aspects of quality control, variability of diet of this special species, health status and susceptibility to important avian viruses and other important aspects.
Ongoing research in various areas will benefit the industry and economic importance for Malaysia. Many issues related to the industry and government has been addressed especially on the export of the raw nests, product quality, nitrite issues and market surveys by this group and research collaborators from University National Malaysia, University Malaysia Perlis, SIRIM, University Malaysia Kelantan and University Science Malaysia. Therefore, with regards on the above issues and current and future challanges, UPM has been elected as the Center of Excellence on Swiftlet in 2011 by Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Based Industry.
Keywords : edible bird nest swiftlet, health, quality control
Total budget received:three million
1. Evaluation of the Quality of Edible Bird Nests Produced in Malaysia.
2. Genetic Characterization of the Malaysan Edible Bird Nest Swiftlets.
3. Study on Population Status of Swiftlet Aerodermus fuciphagus, its Ecology and Behaviour with Emphasis on Feeding Behaviour in Different Habitats
4. Optimizing Feeds and Feeding for Edible-Nest Swiftlets.
5. Health and Disease Surveillance on Edible Bird Nest Swiftlet Aerodermus species.
Edible Bird Nest Industry Conference 2012 (November 2012): Poster Abstract
Chow G .H., Jalila A., Arshad S.S., Tan S. W., Siti Khatijah M., & Ong K. W.
Detection Of Newcastle Disease Virus In Edible-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Fuciphagus) Ranched Under An Oil Palm Plantation In Sungkai, Perak, Malaysia
Fhaisol M.A., Intan-Shameha A.R., Zuki, A.B.Z., and Azhar K.
Gross Morphology Of The Intestine Of Edible Bird's-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Fuciphagus) And House Swift (Apus Nipalensis).
Derwin M.D.S.A., Arshad S.S., Mehrbod P., Kamaruddin A.I., Bande F., Jalila A. and Fadzilah-A'ini A.K.
A Preliminary Study On In Vitro Evaluation Of ANTIVIRAL PROPERTIES OF BIRD NEST EXTRACT AGAINST ANIMAL CORONAVIRUS
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