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Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology

Research Paper|Published September 2020|Vol.6 (6):94-100



Effects of Food Protein Levels on Haematological Parameters of Growing Japanese Quails (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1849)


Serge-Olivier Konan KOUASSI1, Yves Bénarèce Tra DJE BI1, Soualio KAMAGATE2, Mathieu Nahounou BLEYERE3*


1Laboratory of Cytology and Animal Biology, Training and Research Unit of, Nangui Abrogoua University (Côte d'Ivoire).
2Department of Animal Biology, Training and Research Unit of Biological Sciences, University Peleforo Gon Coulibaly of Korhogo (Côte d'Ivoire). 3Laboratory of Physiology, Pharmacology and Pharmacopoeia, Training and Research Unit of Natural Sciences, University Nangui Abrogoua (Côte d'Ivoire).



The study aims to determine the impact of dietary crude protein levels on the hematological parameters of Japanese quail from growth to ovipositor. To this end, five feeds with different crude protein levels (18, 20, 22, 24 and 26%) were supplied to 700 quails of three weeks of age. These were subdivided into six batches, including three batches of females and three batches of males for each feed group. After subjecting the quails to diets containing the different protein levels, four samples were taken at the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh week of age. The samples taken were analyzed using an SYSMEX XN 350 automated hematological analyzer. The results of this investigation indicated that non-significant differences (P > 0.05) were observed in hematological parameters in both female and male quails. This study showed that dietary crude protein levels had no impact on the health status of Japanese quails.


Keywords: Japanese quails, Crude protein, Hematological parameters.


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