Effects of commercial synbiotic and electrolyte-multivitamin solution on performance of Japanese quail in a physiological stress model


1 Graduated from Animal Sciences, College of Abouraihan, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, College of Abouraihan, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


BACKGROUND: Study on the effects of some additives to reduce the negative effects of physiological stress in poultry. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to investigate the effects of the dietary synbiotic Biomin-IMBO and electrolytes-multivitamin solution in drinking water on performance of Japanese quail under physiological stress. METHODS: A total of 240 one-day-old Japanese quail (Coturnix Coturnix japonica) were randomly assigned to 4 treatments with 4 replicates and 15 birds each. Experimental diets were 1- diets based on corn and soybean meal (negative control), 2- basal diets+ dexamethasone (positive control), 3- positive control+ 1gr/kg diet Biomin-IMBO®, 4- positive control+ 2 ml/li water electrolyte-multi vitamin. RESULTS: Physiological stress significantly reduced feed intake and live body weights of quails (p<0.05). Feed consumption of stressed bird increased by adding electrolytes-multivitamin to drinking water (p<0.05). Dietary Biomin-IMBO supplementation decreased significantly heterophil:lymphosyte ratio in blood of stressed birds (p<0.05). The concentration of glucose in serum of positive control and water electrolyte-multivitamin group were lower than birds in negative control at stress period (p<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Dietary Biomin-IMBO supplementation could reduce negative effect of physiological stress in Japanese quails.


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