Burak Seren 1, Hüseyin Nursoy* 2
1.Directorate of Hani County Food Agriculture and Livestock, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2.Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bingol University, Bingol, Turkey.
Hüseyin Nursoy: E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 07.05.2017, Accepted: 07.06.2017, Available online: 09.06.2017
This study was conducted to assess the effects of 5 types of water: Ozonated, Chlorinated, Celestite Stone-treated, Natural Spring Waters and Pin Resin-treated water on performance, oxidative stress and carcass parameters in Japanese quail. A total of 150, 3-day old mixed female-male quails were used into 5 groups of 30 birds for each water group; each group was divided into 3 replicate subgroups of 10 birds. The experiment was continued for 7 weeks and quail were fed one experimental diet, and the different water sources were given ad libitum during in the trial. Statistical differences among water sources were observed on pH and Electrical Conductivity and content of Ca, Mg, Cl and Total Bacteria. Live weight, daily live weight gain, water and feed intake were the highest in the drinkers of Natural Spring Water, while the lowest for drinkers of Resin-treated Water (p<0.001). The lowest level of serum malondialdehyde of was observed in drinkers of Natural Spring Water (1.54 µM/L), and the highest malondialdehyde level in drinkers of Resin-treated Water (4.27 µM/L; P<0.001). The sources of water of trial were determined to have no effects on slaughter weight, carcass weight and carcass yield (p>0.05). As a result, the amount of total dissolved solids of water were the positive effect on live weight, feed consumption, water intake, feed conversion ratio and oxidative stress biomarkers.
Keywords: Celestite stone-treated water, chlorinated water, ozonated water, resin-treated water, water types