1. The effect of drinking water supplementation with lycopene on the semen quality, fertility and immunity of broiler breeders was evaluated. 2. Broiler breeder males were individually caged from 25 to 42 weeks old and divided into two group: L group, treated birds (lycopene 0.5 g/l) and C group, control birds. Laying hens were divided into two groups and artificially inseminated. 3. Semen variables were evaluated and daily fertility recorded. Serum bactericidal activity was tested. 4. Semen production and viability were affected by lycopene supplementation. Serum bactericidal activity was better in L than in C group. The fertility rate curve of the L group displayed a positive trend.
Effect of lycopene on semen quality, fertility and native immunity of broiler breeder / M.G. Mangiagalli, P.A. Martino, T. Smajlovic, L. Guidobono Cavalchini, S.P. Marelli. - In: BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE. - ISSN 0007-1668. - 51:1(2010 Feb), pp. 152-157.
|Titolo:||Effect of lycopene on semen quality, fertility and native immunity of broiler breeder|
MANGIAGALLI, MARIA GRAZIA (Primo)
MARTINO, PIERA ANNA (Secondo)
GUIDOBONO CAVALCHINI, LUIGI (Penultimo)
MARELLI, STEFANO PAOLO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/20 - Zoocolture|
Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00071660903401540|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|