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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 70-75
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2006.70.75
 
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Effects of Calcium Salt of Long Chain Fatty Acid on Performance and Blood Metabolites of Atabay Lambs
T. Ghoorchi, A.M. Gharabash and N.M. Torbatinejad

Abstract:
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of different levels of calcium salt of long chain fatty acids (Ca-LCFA) on performance, blood metabolites, carcass characteristics and feed intake in Atabay lambs. Twenty-eight male lambs with mean body weight of 24.5±0.51 kg and 4 to 5 months age were used in a 90 days feeding experiment. The trial was carried out using Completely Randomized Design with 4 dietary treatments containing 0, 2.5, 5 and 7.5% Ca-LCFA (dry matter basis). At the end of the experiment, 3 lambs from each treatment were slaughtered for carcass analysis. The treatments did not result in significant (p<0.05) differences for characteristics of skin, head, neck, shoulder, chest , ribs, feet, back, hot carcass, heart, kidney, lung, liver and fat-tail weight. The Ca-LCFA level in the diet affected (p<0.05) the triglyceride and glucose concentration of blood serum, but have no effect on Ca and urea. It was concluded that Ca-LCFA of 2.5% is the best level for use in diet for lambs.
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T. Ghoorchi, A.M. Gharabash and N.M. Torbatinejad , 2006. Effects of Calcium Salt of Long Chain Fatty Acid on Performance and Blood Metabolites of Atabay Lambs. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 1: 70-75.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2006.70.75

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2006.70.75

 
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