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Effects of Chinese herbal mixture on performance, egg quality and blood biochemical parameters of laying hens.
J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2016 Dec; 100(6):1041-1049.JA

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Chinese herbal mixture (CHM) in laying hen diets on performance, egg quality and egg nutrition components, as well as selected blood biochemical parameters. A total of 270 Lohmann Brown laying hens, 24 week of age, were randomly distributed into three dietary treatments and fed for 6 week. The CHM was used at the levels of 0%, 0.5% and 1.0% in the diets of the control and two treatment groups respectively. Each dietary treatment was divided into five replicates, comprising of 18 hens each. Hens were housed in a 3-tier battery system. Feed and water were provided ad libitum. Blood samples and eggs were collected at the end of the experiment. The results showed that dietary treatments did not affect egg weight, mortality, eggshell thickness, albumen height, Haugh units, eggshell-breaking strength and egg-shape index. Dietary supplementation of CHM significantly improved (p < 0.05) laying rate and the lowest feed conversion ratio were observed with 1.0% CHM supplementation diets. CHM supplementation decreased (p < 0.05) cracked-egg rate, egg yolk cholesterol, blood serum levels of cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and increased blood serum levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). No differences in serum total protein, serum albumen, serum glucose and aspartate amino transferase (AST) were observed in hens fed CHM. In conclusion, dietary supplementation with CHM improved egg production and egg quality and reduced serum cholesterol concentrations in laying hens. Dietary supplementation of 1.0% CHM in layer diets may be a feasible means of producing eggs with lower cholesterol and higher egg yolk phospholipid contents for health conscious consumers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Animal Science and Technology, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, People's Republic of China.College of Animal Science and Technology, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, People's Republic of China.College of Animal Science and Technology, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, People's Republic of China.College of Animal Science and Technology, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, People's Republic of China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27079126

Citation

Li, X L., et al. "Effects of Chinese Herbal Mixture On Performance, Egg Quality and Blood Biochemical Parameters of Laying Hens." Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, vol. 100, no. 6, 2016, pp. 1041-1049.
Li XL, He WL, Wang ZB, et al. Effects of Chinese herbal mixture on performance, egg quality and blood biochemical parameters of laying hens. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2016;100(6):1041-1049.
Li, X. L., He, W. L., Wang, Z. B., & Xu, T. S. (2016). Effects of Chinese herbal mixture on performance, egg quality and blood biochemical parameters of laying hens. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 100(6), 1041-1049. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.12473
Li XL, et al. Effects of Chinese Herbal Mixture On Performance, Egg Quality and Blood Biochemical Parameters of Laying Hens. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2016;100(6):1041-1049. PubMed PMID: 27079126.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of Chinese herbal mixture on performance, egg quality and blood biochemical parameters of laying hens. AU - Li,X L, AU - He,W L, AU - Wang,Z B, AU - Xu,T S, Y1 - 2016/04/14/ PY - 2015/09/12/received PY - 2015/12/23/accepted PY - 2016/4/16/pubmed PY - 2018/2/2/medline PY - 2016/4/16/entrez KW - Chinese herbal mixture KW - blood characteristics KW - egg quality KW - laying hen KW - performance SP - 1041 EP - 1049 JF - Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition JO - J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) VL - 100 IS - 6 N2 - The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Chinese herbal mixture (CHM) in laying hen diets on performance, egg quality and egg nutrition components, as well as selected blood biochemical parameters. A total of 270 Lohmann Brown laying hens, 24 week of age, were randomly distributed into three dietary treatments and fed for 6 week. The CHM was used at the levels of 0%, 0.5% and 1.0% in the diets of the control and two treatment groups respectively. Each dietary treatment was divided into five replicates, comprising of 18 hens each. Hens were housed in a 3-tier battery system. Feed and water were provided ad libitum. Blood samples and eggs were collected at the end of the experiment. The results showed that dietary treatments did not affect egg weight, mortality, eggshell thickness, albumen height, Haugh units, eggshell-breaking strength and egg-shape index. Dietary supplementation of CHM significantly improved (p < 0.05) laying rate and the lowest feed conversion ratio were observed with 1.0% CHM supplementation diets. CHM supplementation decreased (p < 0.05) cracked-egg rate, egg yolk cholesterol, blood serum levels of cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and increased blood serum levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). No differences in serum total protein, serum albumen, serum glucose and aspartate amino transferase (AST) were observed in hens fed CHM. In conclusion, dietary supplementation with CHM improved egg production and egg quality and reduced serum cholesterol concentrations in laying hens. Dietary supplementation of 1.0% CHM in layer diets may be a feasible means of producing eggs with lower cholesterol and higher egg yolk phospholipid contents for health conscious consumers. SN - 1439-0396 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27079126/Effects_of_Chinese_herbal_mixture_on_performance_egg_quality_and_blood_biochemical_parameters_of_laying_hens_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.12473 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -