The effect of adding Hesperidin in different levels to Iraqi local chicken drinking water on some productive performance and anti-oxidative status
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 1, pp. 1329-1334
  • Published Online: 12 Jun 2020
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The study aimed to determine the effect of adding hesperidin to drinking water in different levels (0, 100, 200, 300, mg / L of water) in the productive performance and to determine the anti-oxidative state of the local Iraqi chicken. A total of 48 iraqi local chicken, 27 weeks old was used in the experiment, it was divided into four treatments. Since the first day of the experiment until the end, hesperidin was applied to the hens drinking water. According to the following treatments: H0, H100, H200 and H300: add hesperidin 0, 100, 200, 300 mg / liter of water. Then examined the characteristics of egg production (HH%), the number of cumulative eggs (CE), egg weight (EW), egg mass (EM), feed intake (FI), feed conversion factor (FC) and malondialdehyde concentration (MDA), for three periods and their overall mean. The results suggested that the application of hesperidin to drinking water resulted in an increase in the productive characteristics under studied, and a significant decrease in the overall mean MDA in H100 and H200 as compared to control. Therefore, it can be concluded that hesperidin has antioxidant functions and an increase in productivity.


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