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Effects of different levels of copper sulfate on blood biochemical traits in japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

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Mehdi Zahedi, Jamshid Ghiasi Ghalehkandi, Yahya Ebrahimnezhad, Fayyaz Emami

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Int. J. Biosci.3( 12), 221-226, December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.12.221-226


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The aim of the current study was to investigate effects of different Levels of copper sulfate on blood biochemical traits in Japanese quail. Four hundred, day old male Japanese quail were randomly assigned into 5 treatment groups with 4 replicates (each treatment included 20 replicate). All birds received basal diet up to 7 day of old. At day 8 until the end of the study birds were received experimental diets. Control group (A) received basal diet, whereas B, C, D and E groups were received basal diet supplemented by 50, 100, 150 and 200 mg copper sulfate, respectively. At day 42, birds were given 5h fasting period and 2 birds were randomly selected from each experimental group, slaughtered and blood samples taken for determining albumin, triglycerides, glucose, total protein, cholesterol, LDL and HDL levels. According to the obtained results there was no significant effect on blood albumin, triglycerides, glucose, total protein, cholesterol, LDL and HDL levels in Japanese quail fed supplemented diet by different levels of copper sulfate (p>0.05). It seems, different Levels of copper sulfate were not able to change blood parameters in Japanese quail.


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