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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 281-284
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.281.284
 
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The Effect of Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Growth Performance, Feed Efficiency, Abdominal Fat Content and Selected Organ Weights of Male Japanese Quail

Rahim Aydin, Hasan Huseyin Cemali Toprak , Ali Kemali Ozugur and Adem Kamalak

Abstract:
An experiment was carried out to evaluate the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on growth performance, feed efficiency, abdominal fat accumulation and relative weights of selected organs in male Japanese quail. A total of 39 male Japanese quail chicks (7-day old) were allocated to three groups and fed a commercially prepared diet supplemented with 0.5% hazelnut oil (Group A), 0.5% sunflower oil (Group B) or 0.5% CLA (Group C) for 5 weeks. Birds were given feed and water ad libitum. At the end of 5 week study, all animals in the groups were slaughtered and body and organ weights were measured. Breast, legs and wings were separated from the eviscerated carcass and weighed. Feed conversion rate in the Group A, B or C was 3.07, 3.52, or 3.20, respectively. The average final body weights and eviscerated carcass weights of quails from the Group C were lower than those from the Group A. The proportions of the breast muscle from the Group B and C were found significantly higher than those from the Group A (p<0.05). The relative weights of leg muscles was similar in all treatments. There was no difference in the relative weights of abdominal fat (%) among the groups. Relative weights (%) of selected organs of the quails from the Group A, B or C did not differ at the level of p<0.05. This study showed that dietary CLA significantly decreased the final body weight, but caused significant increase in the proportions of the breast muscle in the male Japanese quail.
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How to cite this article:

Rahim Aydin, Hasan Huseyin Cemali Toprak , Ali Kemali Ozugur and Adem Kamalak , 2006. The Effect of Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Growth Performance, Feed Efficiency, Abdominal Fat Content and Selected Organ Weights of Male Japanese Quail. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 281-284.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.281.284

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2006.281.284

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