Egg lipid and vitamin A content in laying pullets administered honey during hot-dry season

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  • M. O. Abioja Federal University of Agriculture PMB 2240 Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • M. O. Adekunle Federal University of Agriculture PMB 2240 Abeokuta, Nigeria

Keywords:

Egg, Fat, Cholesterol, Climate change, Heat stress

Abstract

An experiment was carried out to determine the effect of honey on lipid profile and vitamin A content of eggs from laying pullets during thehot-dry season. One hundred and twenty laying pullets (aged 28 weeks) used were randomly assigned to 3 doses of honey: 0 (0H), 10 (10H) and 20ml honey (20H) per litre water for 16 weeks. Each treatment group consists of 4 replicates with 10 birds per replicate. During16 weeks experimental period, data on egg cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL and vitamin A were determined and subjected to one-way analysis of variance. Egg cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL and vitamin A concentration were not significantly (P>0.05) affected by dosage of honey in drinking water. In conclusion, administration of honey in drinking water of laying pullets to combat heat stress during hot-dry season may not affect egg lipids and vitamin A content.

Author Biographies

M. O. Abioja, Federal University of Agriculture PMB 2240 Abeokuta, Nigeria

Department of Animal Physiology, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production 

M. O. Adekunle, Federal University of Agriculture PMB 2240 Abeokuta, Nigeria

Department of Animal Physiology, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production 

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Published

2024-07-09

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Abioja, M. O. ., & Adekunle, M. O. (2024). Egg lipid and vitamin A content in laying pullets administered honey during hot-dry season. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 883–886. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5907

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