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Effect of Acetyl Salicylic Acid (ASA) in Drinking Water on Productive Performance and Blood Characteristic of Layer Hens During Heat Stress

Abdullah A. Mohammed
Department of Animal Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Basra, Basra, Iraq
Abstract :

Effect of Acetyl Salicylic Acid (ASA) on hen day egg production, egg quality and blood characteristic
during periods of heat stress was studied in layer hens. Four treatments with three replicated of six hens
each were given 0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 g/L ASA in drinking water from 58-68 weeks of age. Hen day egg
production, egg weight, shell thickness and shell percentage were significantly (p<0.05) increased for hens watered 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 g/L ASA. RBC, Hb, WBC and PCV did not show significant differences, but glucose, cholesterol and H/L of treated hens significant (p<0.05) low. There is new evidence that layer hens can make their own salicylic acid but adding 0.5, 1.0 or 1.5 g/L ASA significantly (p<0.05) increased SA in serum 18.70, 25.12 and 31.29 ىg/ml respectively.

Keywords :
Acetyl salicylic acid, layer hens, heat stress

Date Deposited : 25 Jun 2011 13:25

Last Modified : 25 Jun 2011 13:25

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Volume 9, Number 4, - 2010 , ISSN 1682-8356

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