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, cilt.68, ss.111-114, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.111-114

Özet

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).