A STUDY OF SOME SERUM BIOCHEMICAL VALUES OF Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix Japonica) FED GRADED LEVELS OF ENERGY DIETS IN NORTHWESTERN NIGERIA.
AbstractStudy involving six weeks feeding trials was conducted at the college experimental farm, college of agriculture, Hassan Usman katsina polytechnic, katsina to determined the effect of different energy levels (2400kcal/kg and 2600kcal/kg) diets on the serum biochemical parameters of Japanese quails (coturnix coturnix japanicum). Fifty (50) day old Quails chicks were procured and divided randomly into two treatment groups designated as T1 and T2. Each treatment was replicated three times with eight birds per replicate. Both treatments indicate no significances difference (P>0.05) in the biochemical parameters of quails. Both T1 and T2 showed an increase in the value of sodium and total protein and the values of urea, T bilirubin, direct bilirubin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Aspartate transaminase (AST) and albumin were lower than the references values. Feed and water were given ad libitum daily. At the end of the trial period two birds were chosen randomly and blood sample were collected through the jugular vein. Two milliliters of blood was collected from the bird in sterile test tubes without anticoagulant and allowed to clot. The samples were processed and analyzed at Rahusa Medical Diagnostic laboratory katsina. From the result obtain in the study, it was deduced that different energy levels as included in these diets of Japanese Quails have no adverse effect on the serum biochemical parameters of the birds.
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