TITLE

Effect of neutral electrolysed water (NEW) in laying hens

AUTHOR(S)
Olteanu, Margareta; Criste, Rodica Diana; Mircea, Eugenia; Panaite, Tatiana; Untea, Arabela; Surdu, I.
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Archiva Zootechnica;2013, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The experiment was conducted to determine effect of neutral electrolysed water (NEW) in laying hens. 75 Lohmann Brown layers were divided into 3 groups (C, E1 and E2) with 25 layers/group, fed the basal diet. Poultry drinking water was administrated ad-libitum to laying hens, at three levels: 0 (C), 2(E1) and 3% NEW (E2) for 9 weeks. The layers had free access to the feed and water. The daily feed intake of the groups E1 (131.93 ± 5.08 g/day/layer) and E2 (133.97 ± 5.72 g/day/layer) were significantly (P < 0.05) higher than the group C (126.20 ± 5.71 g/day/layer). Egg production and average egg weight were similar among groups. Feed conversion ratio was higher (P < 0.05) for E2 (2.07 ± 0.05 g feed/g egg) than the control group (1.95 ± 0.08 g feed/g egg). Significant difference (P < 0.05) was noticed at the weight of the egg yolk 17.64 ± 1.17 g in group E1 compared to 18.92 ± 0.81 g in group C. Egg white and yolk pH, yolk colour intensity and the Haugh unit were not different among groups. The addition of NEW up to 3% to drinking water did not affect egg production, egg weight and egg quality, yolk weight except.
ACCESSION #
96001455

 

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