The effect of sex and slaughter age on some blood traits in ROSS 308 broilers

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The effect of sex and slaughter age on some blood traits in ROSS 308 broilers

Mohammed Ali Makki Al Rubaee
Int. J. Biosci.12( 6), 362-366, June 2018.
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This experiment was conducted at the agricultural department in the ministry of science and technology to study. The effect of sex and slaughter age on some blood traits in ROSS 308 broilers. One Hundred Eighty One day old ROSS 308 broilers were fed the starter diet to the age of 28 day. Then sexed, males and females were separated and fed the grower diet to the age of slaughter. 20 birds were slaughtered 5 male and 5 females at the age of 42 days and another 5 males and 5 females at the age of 49 days. The level of the glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride, VLDL, total protein, globulin, albumin and uric acid, ALT, GPT in the blood serum were measured. Results showed that the interaction between sex and age of slaughter had no effect on any of the measured traits. Both sex and age of slaughter had no significant effect on level of the glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride, VLDL, total protein, globulin, albumin, Alanine transaminase ALT, Creatine kinase CK in the blood serum. While males recorded higher uric acid than females. Females had a significantly higher cholesterol and triglyceride than females. Birds at 42 days of age had cholesterol significantly higher than those at 49 days of age. Interaction between sex and age had no effect on blood traits. Sex did not had effect on protein level but it affected fats and its components.


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