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Effect of age, season and housing system on cholesterol and fatty acids contents of table eggs

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Author(s): A. A. Hussein | A. A. Idris | B. H. Eljack | Mohamed T. Ibrahim

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Layers | Fatty Acid | Housing System | Age | Season

ABSTRACT
A survey was carried out in Khartoum State to examine the effects of hens' age (66, 42 and 20 weeks), season of production (winter and summer) and housing system (open sided and closed) on table egg contents of cholesterol and fatty acids. Eggs were collected and analyzed for cholesterol and fatty acids content using gas chromatography mass spectrometer. Eggs of 66 weeks old hens had a significantly (P
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