Effects of L-Carnitine administration on growth performance, carcass traits and some serum components of Japanese quail (Coturnix cot. japonica)


ARSLAN C., Citil M., SAATCI M.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.68, no.3, pp.111-114, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-114
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The present study was conducted to examine the effects of 100 mg carnitine chlohydrate/1 administration via drinking water on growth performance, carcass traits and blood serum components in Japanese quails. Two hundred a-day-old chicks were divided into two groups, allocated to 5 replicates, each consisting of 20 chicks. At the end of the 6 weeks experimental period, results indicated that administration Of L-Carnitine did not significantly influence growth performance and carcass traits in quails. Administration Of L-Carnitine did not significantly affect serum cholesterol, total lipid, triglycerid, total protein and albumin levels (P > 0.05) but increased the glucose level (P < 0.05).