Effects of supra-nutritional levels of vitamin E and vitamin C on growth performance and blood parameters of Japanese quails

Antonio Gallo, Aldo Prandini, Samantha Sigolo, Roshanak Khazaei, Alireza Seidavi, Tugay Ayasan

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Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate growth performance and blood serum parameters of Japanese quails fed diets containing different supra-nutritional levels of vitamin E and C (600, 800 and 1000 mg/kg). A completely randomised design was adopted and main effects (vitamin E and C) were arranged in a 3 × 3 factorial approach. Throughout the study (1–42 d), the supplementation with 1000 mg/kg vitamin E and C resulted in the highest feed intake, weight gain, and final body weight (p <.01). Serum parameters showed that vitamin E and C at 1000 mg/kg determined the lowest serum concentrations of glucose, uric acid and creatinine (p ≤ 0.01) and the highest of high (HDL, p =.01) and low (LDL, p =.05) density lipoprotein cholesterol and albumin (p <.01). The administering of 1000 mg/kg vitamin E or C reduced triglycerides (p <.01), aspartate amino transferase (E, p <.01; C, p =.02) and alanine amino transferase (E, p <.01; C, p =.01) whereas increased total protein, calcium, phosphorous, thyroid stimulating hormone, red blood cells, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (p <.01). Vitamin C at 800 or 1000 mg/kg level decreased serum total cholesterol (p <.01) whereas vitamin E achieved the lowest alkaline phosphatase and the highest haemoglobin serum concentration (p <.01). The findings showed that these vitamins, used together at 1000 mg/kg, can individually or synergistically act promoting quail health, feed intake and growth.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)140-146
RivistaItalian Journal of Animal Science
Volume18
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Keywords

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Blood serum parameter
  • Japanese quail
  • growth performance
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E

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