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Author Moorthy, M. ♦ Edwin, S.C. ♦ Chitra, P.
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Poultry Science Association
File Format PDF
Language English
Alternative Title Indian Journal of Poultry Science
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Animal husbandry
Subject Keyword Egg Production ♦ Japanese Quail ♦ Selenium ♦ Vitamin E ♦ Veterinary Science
Abstract This study was conducted to assess the alpha- tocopherol and selenium level of Japanese quail egg. This trial was conducted in two hundred and ten female Japanese quail birds from seven to twenty six weeks of age. Experimental birds were randomly divided into seven groups viz., T1- Control: Basal diet (standard Japanese quail ration), T2-Basal diet with Vitamin E 150 mg/kg, T3-Basal diet with Vitamin E 300 mg/kg, T4-Basal diet with selenium 0.3 mg/kg, T5-Basal diet with selenium 0.6 mg/kg, T6-Basal diet with combination of Vitamin E 150 mg/kg and selenium 0.3 mg/kg, T7- Basal diet with combination of Vitamin E and selenium 0.6 mg/kg. During the laying period the data on hen housed egg production and hen day egg production showed significant increase in egg production from 7 to 26 weeks of age by supplementation of Vitamin E and Selenium in the Japanese quail. Dietary supplementation with the combination of Vitamin E 300 mg/kg and selenium 0.6 mg/kg indicated significantly enrichment of alpha- tocopherol and selenium level in Japanese quail egg.
ISSN 09748180
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-04-01
Volume Number 51
Issue Number 1
Size (in Bytes) 50.05 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 60
Ending Page 64