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Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

Authors

FERDA OKAN

DOI

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of dietary supplemental sodium bicarbonate on egg production, egg weight, shell quality, feed conversion efficiency, blood pH, plasma Na+ values and blood gas in Japanese quail Layers reared under high environmental temperature. In this study, 9 weeks old 60 female Japanese quail Layers were used and divided equally into two groups. The control group was fed with basal diet where the second group was fed with a diet containing 0.2 % NaHCO_3. The results showed that, NaHCO_3 supplementation improved egg production (%), shape index (%) and egg shell weight (gr) (P

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