Effect of Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) seed powder on performance, carcass Characteristics and some blood parameters in Japanese quail

Moradgholi, M. R. (2014) Effect of Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) seed powder on performance, carcass Characteristics and some blood parameters in Japanese quail. Masters thesis, University of Zabol.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of different levels of Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) seed powder on performance, carcass characteristics and blood parameters of Japanese quails. A total of 288 day old Japanese quails with 6 treatments and 4 replications (12 birds per replicate) were used. Experimental treatments were a diet with no supplement (control), treatment containing antibiotic (positive control) and treatments of 2, 3 4 and 5 containing 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 percent of levels Ajwain seed powder, respectively. Results indicated that treatment of 1% Ajwain seed powder significantly increased body weight (BW) in 14 and 28, and body weight gain(BWG) in 7-14 and 7-28 periods (P<0.05). There were not significant different between treatments in feed intake and feed conversion ratio (P>0.05). Experimental groups not influence relative weights of carcass, gizzard, heart, liver and spleen (P>0.05), However relative weight of bursa of fabrics significantly increased by Ajwain treatments (P<0.05). Birds received 1% Ajwain seed powder had lower glucose and cholesterol concentrations compared with control group (P<0.05). The inclusion of Ajwain seed powder in quails diet did not affect triglyceride, albumin, protein and VLDL (P>0.05). Supplementation of diet with 1.5% Ajwain seed powder, increased (P<0.05) HDL when compared to that in control group. Addition Ajwain seed powder at used levels significantly decreased LDL concentration (P<0.05). It could be concluded from the results that usage of Ajwain seed powder in diet of quails at level of 1%, improved performance and blood parameters of Japanese quails.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ajwain seed, performance, antibiotic, quail
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Depositing User: admin admin1 admin2
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 03:38
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 03:38
URI: http://eprints.uoz.ac.ir/id/eprint/398

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