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Effect of sesame meal supplementation to the feed on performance, blood parameters and physiology characteristics in Japanese quail

Khosro Ghazvinian, Hamed Amini Pour, Afshin Rahimi Alanghi

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of different levels of sesame meal (SM) on performance, blood parameters and physiology characteristics of Japanese quail. One hundred eighty day-old Japanese quail chick were equally distributed into six treatments, three replicates per treatment 10 birds and reared to 42 days of age. The treatments consisted of SM0, SM10 and SM20 (%). The diet for SM0 treatment had no SM (control), while those for treatments SM10 and SM20 included 10 and 20 percentage of SM, respectively. Each dietary treatment was fed ad libitum to three replicate groups of 10 birds at the beginning of experimental period. Chicks and feed were weighed on days 10, 24 and 42 and carcass characteristics were measured on day 42. Results indicated that, daily weight gain, feed intake and feed efficiency weren’t significantly affected by experimental treatments. However, diet containing 20% SM improved the weight gain and feed conversion ratio of Japanese quail, numerically. As well as, diets containing SM no had the significantly affect on weight of gizzard and liver than control diet (p>0.05). Thus, SM can be used as an alternative feedstuff in quail’s diets, at inclusion levels up to 20% without negative effects on performance and carcass traits.


Key words: Physiology, Japanese quail, Performance, Sesame Meal.


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