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Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 572-576
DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2019.572.576
 
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Effect of Eruca sativa Seeds on Egg Quality in layers (Lohmann layers)

Samah Ahmed Al-haj, Osama Hassan Ahmed, Abbakar Ali Idris and Khalid Mohammed Elamin

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Recently, a lot of efforts have been done by scientist to improve the quality of poultry products by manipulating the poultry diet. By doing so, the nutritional values of eggs would be improved, adding essential nutritional requirements for humans. In this context, this study was conducted to investigate the effects of two levels (0.01 and 0.02%) of Eruca sativa on egg quality traits in lohmann layers. Materials and Methods: According to the level of Eruca sativa, 45 chickens of Lohmann breed (age seven month) were assigned into three equal experimental groups, 0.00% (control), 0.01% or 0.02% Eruca sativa seeds. External quality traits such as; egg weight, shell thickness and internal qualities traits such as; albumin weight and yolk color were studied using 90 eggs in 2 separate collection periods (6 weeks and 8 weeks after treatment). Results: Data were statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA test (SPSS version 16). Both levels of Eruca sativa did not exert any significant effect on: whole egg weight, albumin weight, shell weight, yolk weight, albumin thickness and yolk thickness. Nevertheless, significant effects were exerted by Eruca sativa (0.02%) on the intensity of the yolk color and egg thickness. Conclusion: Generally, Eruca sativa improved the egg quality in lohmann layers by improving shell thickness and the density of the yolk color.
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How to cite this article:

Samah Ahmed Al-haj, Osama Hassan Ahmed, Abbakar Ali Idris and Khalid Mohammed Elamin, 2019. Effect of Eruca sativa Seeds on Egg Quality in layers (Lohmann layers). Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 12: 572-576.

DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2019.572.576

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajbs.2019.572.576

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