Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




The aim of this study was to determine growth performance, duodenal histomorphology, and some biochemical parameters in quails' diets containing coated calcium sodium butyrate (CSB). One hundred sixty 1-day-old Japanese quails were arranged into four trial groups consisting of 5 replicates with eight chicks per replicate. One group was formed as a control group without CSB, and the other experimental groups were formed by adding CSB at the level of 0.06% (CSB - 1), 0.08% (CSB - 2), and 0.1% (CSB - 3). All diets were prepared isonitrogenically and isocalorically, with 24% CP and 3000 kcal/kg ME content. The trial was completed at 35 days. At the end of the study, the highest body weight (BW) and body weight gain increase in the CSB - 3 group, which was supplemented with 0.1% CSB. The feed conversion ratio was to determine that ad a linear and quadratic improvement in the CSB - 3 group. The highest villi height was found in the CSB - 2 group, the highest villi: crypt ratio was found in the CSB - 3 group, and the lowest crypt depth was found in the CSB - 3 group. Serum aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein, and triglyceride values decreased in the experimental groups compared to the control group. However, Ca and P values increased in the control group. No differences were noticed in carcass yield and visceral weights of the experimental groups.


Blood parameters, butyric acid, crypt, growth performance, quail, villi

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