In the present study the growth and reproductive organ structural differences in cocks fed a diet containing 1% red hot pepper (10 g/kg diet) from the first day of age were investigated. In cocks fed the experimental diet body weight gain decreased; testes weight, length, width and wall thickness of the tubuli seminiferi convoluti increased; and the completion of spermatogenic cell serial formation took place earlier compared to the control group.
Red hot pepper, cock, reproductive organs
ÖZER, AYTEKİN; ZIK, BERRİN; ERDOST, HATİCE; and ÖZFİLİZ, NESRİN (2006) "Histological Investigations on the Effects of Feeding with a Diet Containing Red Hot Pepper on the Reproductive System Organs of the Cock," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 30: No. 1, Article 2. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol30/iss1/2