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Effect of Dietary Inclusion of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) on Layer Hen Performance, Egg Quality and Egg Cholesterol

Effect of Dietary Inclusion of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) on Layer Hen Performance, Egg Quality and Egg Cholesterol

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dc.contributor.author Abdalla, Siham A.
dc.contributor.author Abdelatti, Khadiga A.
dc.contributor.author Malik, Huwida E.E.
dc.contributor.author Elamin, Khalid M.
dc.contributor.author Dousa, B.M.
dc.date 2015
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-16T06:22:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-16T06:22:06Z
dc.date.submitted 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26543
dc.description.abstract Sixty four Lohmman layer hens of twenty eight weeks age were selected and divided into four dietary treatment contained gum Arabic at levels 0, 2.5, 5 and 7.5% to assess the effect of gum Arabic on egg production, egg quality, and cholesterol. Results indicate that overall egg production, FCR and hen day production during eight weeks were not significantly (P > 0.05) affected by dietary treatment. Birds fed 7.5% gum Arabic showed lower feed consumption during eight weeks. All dietary treatment presented negative body weight change. Egg cholesterol showed significant decreased for bird fed 5% gum Arabic. Overall egg weight was significantly (P < 0.05) decreased for group fed control compared with other groups. Egg length, egg diameter, shape index and shell percentage were not affected. Reduction of shell weight, shell thickness, albumin weight, albumin diameter and yolk weight were observed for birds fed control diet. Albumin height was significantly (P < 0.05) lower for bird fed 5% gum Arabic. Moreover, albumin percentage, haugh unit, yolk diameter, yolk index, yolk percentage and yolk color were not significantly (P > 0.05) different between treatments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Egg characteristic, Gum Arabic, Layer. en_US
dc.title Effect of Dietary Inclusion of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) on Layer Hen Performance, Egg Quality and Egg Cholesterol en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Animal Production en_US

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