EFFECT OF ORGANIC SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTATION ON PRODUCTIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCES OF JAPANESE QUAIL

MM Khan, MN Hossain, MA Baset, MN Uddin
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 113-119

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary organic selenium (Se) supplementation on productive and reproductive performances (egg production, body weight, egg quality and hatchability) of the Japanese Quail. A total of 72 Japanese Quails of 10 weeks age (60 laying females and 12 adult males) were randomly and equally allocated to 4 Dietary groups each with 3 replicates of 5 females and 1 male (n=18). Four dietary groups T0, T1, T2 and T3 were formulated by adding 0.0, 0.25, 2.5 and 25 ppm Se with the maize based basal diets. Results demonstrated that the hen day egg production reduced (p<0.05) at T3 group without altering the feed intake, body weight and survivability of the birds. Albumen index, Yolk index and Haugh unit were found to be higher (p<0.05) in the eggs of T1 and T3 bird groups. The fertility and hatchability were also higher (p<0.05) on T1 and T2 bird groups in compared that of T0 and T3 bird groups. Embryonic mortality were found to be significantly lower (p<0.05) on T1 and T2 groups during the whole incubation period. The weight of ovary, oviduct and number of ovarian follicles did not differ among the treatment groups, but damaged liver and cystic ovarian follicles were observed at T3 group. The present study reveals that dietary supplementation of 0.25 ppm organic Se has positive effect on the productive and reproductive performances of Japanese quail.

Keywords:

Organic Selenium, Productive, Reproductive, Performance, Japanese Quail


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MM Khan, MN Hossain, MA Baset, MN Uddin. 2018. EFFECT OF ORGANIC SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTATION ON PRODUCTIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCES OF JAPANESE QUAIL, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 5(2): 113-119.