Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 2 (april 2017) : 327-331

Effects of traditional Chinese herbal medicines on egg production, egg quality and antioxidant enzyme activities in aged laying hens

Chunhong Li*, Yulong Dong*, Zhong Hao Li*, Ruihua Zhang*, Ruiling Qin*, Li Wang*, Wanyu Shi **
1<p>Department of Animal Medicine,&nbsp;Hebei North University, Zhangjiakou 075131, China.</p>
Cite article:- Li* Chunhong, Dong* Yulong, Li* Hao Zhong, Zhang* Ruihua, Qin* Ruiling, Wang* Li, ** Shi Wanyu (2017). Effects of traditional Chinese herbal medicines on egg production, egg quality and antioxidant enzyme activities in aged laying hens . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(2): 327-331. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.6993.

A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of traditional Chinese herbal medicines (TCHM) on egg production, egg quality and antioxidant enzyme activities in chickens, astragalus membranaceus (AM), angelicae sinensis extract (ASE) and danggui buxue san (DBS) were used for the study. 300 hens of 56 weeks  of age were randomized into 10 groups. AM, ASE and DBS were added into the diets of the animals at the dosage of 5mg/Kg,10 mg/Kg and 15 mg/Kg respectively from group Ito group IX. The hens of group X, as of control, were fed with the diet without TCHM. The added TCHM Period was 15 days. The results showed that DBS had the ability on improving egg production, egg quality and antioxidant enzyme activities in chickens. At the same time, DBS was added into the diets of the animals at the dosage of 10mg/Kg was recommended for application.

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