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18 April 2016 Effects of water supplemented with Saccharicterpenin and photosynthetic bacteria on egg production, egg quality, serum immunoglobulins, and digestive enzyme activities of ducks
Jun Liu, Tao Zeng, Xue Du, Guoqin Li, Yongliang Yu, Lizhi Lu, Chunmei Li
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We investigated the effects of water supplemented with Saccharicterpenin and photosynthetic bacteria (PSB) on egg production, egg quality, serum immunoglobulins, and digestive enzyme activities of Jinyun ducks. A total of 400 healthy Jinyun ducks (all aged 58 wk) were randomly allotted to five treatments, with four replicates per treatment and 20 ducks in each replicate. The animals were fed a standard diet for 15 d and the experimental diet for 55 d. Experimental design is as follows: negative-control group C1 was given no supplementation, and control group 2 was given pool water (PW) with added PSB but not Saccharicterpenin. Test groups T1, T2, and T3 were given the same amount of PSB in the PW and varying levels of Saccharicterpenin in drinking water. Results suggest that PSB combined with Saccharicterpenin had beneficial effects on the average egg weight, feed to egg ratio, laying rate, and amylase activity, but some bad effects on the yolk color score. Additionally, PSB alone can increase the average egg weight.

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Jun Liu, Tao Zeng, Xue Du, Guoqin Li, Yongliang Yu, Lizhi Lu, and Chunmei Li "Effects of water supplemented with Saccharicterpenin and photosynthetic bacteria on egg production, egg quality, serum immunoglobulins, and digestive enzyme activities of ducks," Canadian Journal of Animal Science 96(3), 397-403, (18 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2015-0139
Received: 10 September 2015; Accepted: 1 April 2016; Published: 18 April 2016
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KEYWORDS
bactéries photosynthétiques
digestive enzymes
egg quality
enzymes digestives
Photosynthetic bacteria
qualité des œufs
Saccharicterpenin
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