publication . Article . 2016

Determining Tocotrienol Rich Fraction Effects on Laying, Mortality and Egg Quality Parameters

Mardhati, M.; Farah Nurshahida, M.S.; Osman, A.; Wan Nooraida, W.M.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Malaysian Journal of Animal Science (issn: 1394-3227, eissn: 1394-3227, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Malaysian Society of Animal Production
Abstract
The public interest and awareness in healthier lifestyle has increased the demand of functional food, nutraceuticals and designer foods, which has resulted in the creation of new foods in marketplace, for instance designer and specialty eggs. A feeding trial was carried out to evaluate the laying performance of H&N layer chickens fed diets supplemented with tocotrienol rich fraction (TRF), as well as to quantify tocopherol and tocotrienol accumulation in eggs and their effect on egg quality. A total of 300 H&N laying hens (17-wk old) were randomly allocated to 50 battery cages with 6 birds per cage. The birds were assigned equally to 6 different treatment diets;...
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Medical Subject Headings: embryonic structures
free text keywords: laying hens, tocotrienol, egg production, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Animal biochemistry, QP501-801
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