EFFECT OF ADMINISTRATION OF EGG-LIME-MOLASSES MIXTURE ON HAEMATOLOGY, SERUM BIOCHEMICAL AND VISCERAL ORGAN PARAMETERS OF JAPANESE QUAILS

Authors

  • Ndubuisi-Ogbonna, L. C. Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • Akintunde, A. O.
  • Olorunfemi, O. A.
  • Ladele, M. M.
  • Akinboye, O. E.
  • Shobo, B. A.
  • Afodu, O. J.
  • Banjoko, O. J.

Keywords:

Blood, Health, Phytogenics, Status

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of the administration of aqueous solution of egg-lime-molasses mixture (ELM) on blood profile and visceral organs parameters of Japanese quails. The experiment was conducted in the poultry section of Babcock University Farmhouse, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. ELM was prepared by placing fresh chicken eggs in a bowl containing 1 liter of lime juice and 500g of molasses and tightly covered and left for 10 days at temperature of 27oC and relative humidity of 61%. The entire solution was blended together. Two hundred day old birds were assigned to five treatments with forty birds in a completely randomized design (CRD). The birds were subdivided into 4 replicates of 10 birds each. The control (T1) having no administration of ELM, T2, T3, T4 and T5 had inclusion levels of 10ml, 20ml, 30ml and 40ml in 500ml of water, respectively.  Feed and water were offered ad libitum. Data were collected on blood profile and visceral organs parameters and subjected to one-way analysis of variance (p<0.05). Result showed no significant difference (p>0.05) in haematology but significant difference (p<0.05) in cholesterol and alanine transaminase (ALT) with birds with the highest administration of ELM (30ml and 40ml ELM/500ml water) having significantly least values. The administration of ELM significantly influenced (P<0.05) the relative weights of spleen, small intestine and gizzard. It can be concluded that ELM can be administered to Japanese quails up to 40ml per 500ml of water without compromising the health status of the birds.

Published

2022-12-30