Study of some Blood Parameters of Broilers Fed on Ration Containing Fish Oil

Yasser Jamal Jameel, Ali Mahdi Sahib


This study was designed to identify the effects of ration supplementation with fish oil on certain hematological values of broilers. A total of 150 unsexed chicks (Ross 308) at age one day old were randomly assigned to 3 equally treated groups (50 birds per treatment) with two replicates (25 birds per replicate)as following: T1/ birds fed basal diet without supplemented with fish oil (as control group) while T2 and T3 /birds fed basal diet supplemented daily with 0.25 and 0.5% respectively fish oil during the experiment period (35 days). Blood samples were collected at the end of experiment and then analysis. Traits involved in this study were RBCs, WBCs, PCV, Hb, monocytes, heterophiles, basophiles. eosinophiles, lymphocytes, and H/L ratio. The results indicate that 0.5 % of fish oil have a significant (p>0.05) improving in RBCs, WBCs, PCV, Hb, heterophiles, lymphocytes and H/L ratio. In conclusion fish oil can be used during the breeding period with ration at a level 0.5% could enhance health status of broilers.

Keywords: Poultry, Broilers, Omega-3, Fish oil, Nutrition, Blood parameters

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