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Effect of dietary inclusion of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and black cumin (Nigella sativa) on performance and some blood metabolites of Japanese quail

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Author(s): Navid Hosseini Mansoub | Mahmoud Pooryousef Myandoab

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

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Japanese quail | Carcass | Alfalfa | Nigella sativa | Blood Cholesterol

ABSTRACT
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary inclusion of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and black cumin (Nigella sativa) powder on performance and serum composition of Japanese quails. One week old three hundreds Japanese quails were divided into 4 groups (of three replicates each) in a randomized design. G1 is the control group that did not receive any herbal planet, G2 group was fed the control diet + 2% of Alfalfa powder, G3 group was fed the control diet + 2% of Nigella Sativa powder and G4 group was fed the control diet + 2% of the mixture of both herbal plants. The results showed that using these medicinal plant in their diet had significant effects on daily body weight gain of the quails (P
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