Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 4 (august 2016) : 512-517

Effect of peppermint (Mentha piperita) supplementation on carcass yield, meat taste, heart weight, liver weight and some blood parameters in laying quail (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica) (2)

Ibrahim Sadi Cetingul, Ismail Bayram, Ismail Kucukkurt1, Abdil Burhaneddin Akkaya, Cangir Uyarlar, Mehmet Yardimci2, Eyup Eren Gultepe, Abdur Rahman*
1<p>Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,&nbsp;Afyon Kocatepe University, &nbsp;Afyonkarahisar, 03200, Turkey.</p>
Cite article:- Cetingul Sadi Ibrahim, Bayram Ismail, Kucukkurt1 Ismail, Akkaya Burhaneddin Abdil, Uyarlar Cangir, Yardimci2 Mehmet, Gultepe Eren Eyup, Rahman* Abdur (2015). Effect of peppermint (Mentha piperita) supplementation on carcass yield, meat taste, heart weight, liver weight and some blood parameters in layingquail (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica) (2) . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(4): 512-517. doi: 10.18805/ijar.7094.

This study was carried out to determine the effects of peppermint (Mentha Piperita) on blood parameters (cholesterol, triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein  (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), malondialdehyte (MDA), antioxidant activity (AOA), total protein, glucose, carcass yield, heart, liver weights and organoleptic control of the carcasses in laying quails. A total of 180 15 week old laying quails were used in the study. There were 5 experimental groups which were supplemented with different ratios of Peppermint up to 5%. The control group received no peppermint supplements. The experiment continued for 10 weeks. Antioxidant activity and HDL amounts increased (P<0.05) in parallel with the increase of peppermint supplementation, while LDL, glucose, MDA amounts decreased (P<0.05) with the increase of supplemented peppermint. No effects were observed (P>0.05) on the carcass quality with a 5 % peppermint supplementation to the diet. In conclusion, the supplementation of peppermint to diets up to a 5% level was found to be quite beneficial in terms of blood parameters such as MDA, AOA, LDL, and HDL. 


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