Year 2019, Volume 22 , Issue 6, Pages 942 - 947 2019-12-31

Effects of Saline Drinking Water on Growth Performance and Mortality Rate of Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix Japonica)
Effects of Saline Drinking Water on Growth Performance and Mortality Rate of Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix Japonica)

Naser MAHERİ SİS [1] , Ghadir KHALILIPOUR [2] , Abdolahad Shaddel TELİ [3]

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of added different levels of common salt in drinking water on the production performance and mortality rate in Japanese quail chicks. A total of 600 one-day old (8.61±0.21 grams) Japanese quail chicks divided into six treatment groups and five replicates of 20 birds per experimental units, based on completely randomized design for 42 days. All groups were fed the same diets and only amount of salt in the water differed. Control group consumed conventional drinking water and other treatments have 1.32, 2.80, 3.80, 5.56 and 7.12 grams of salt per liter which was equal to 233 ppm total dissolved solids (TDS) for control group and 1233, 2233, 3233, 4233 and 5233 ppm for other experimental groups, respectively. The results showed that feed intake (FI), body weight gain (BWG), live body weight (LBW) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) were significantly affected by water salinity (p >0.0001). The highest FI and worst FCR were for treatment containing 5233 ppm TDS whereas the best FCR have been observed for treatments containing 233, 1233 and 2233 ppm TDS. The mortality rate also significantly increased by the increasing TDS level in drinked water (p >0.0001). In conclusion, in order to maintain quail chicks performance at economic and acceptable range as well as least mortality, amount of TDS in drinking water should not be more than 2233 ppm.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Agriculture

Orcid: 0000-0001-6261-3273
Author: Naser MAHERİ SİS (Primary Author)
Country: Iran

Orcid: 0000-0001-5920-0574
Author: Ghadir KHALILIPOUR

Orcid: 0000-0002-3293-4639
Author: Abdolahad Shaddel TELİ

Supporting Institution Animal Research Center and laboratories of Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University
Thanks The authors are grateful to the Animal Research Center and laboratories of Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, Iran.

Application Date : April 13, 2019
Acceptance Date : May 23, 2019
Publication Date : December 31, 2019

APA Maheri̇ Si̇s, N , Khalılıpour, G , Teli̇, A . (2019). Effects of Saline Drinking Water on Growth Performance and Mortality Rate of Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix Japonica) . Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tarım ve Doğa Dergisi , 22 (6) , 942-947 . DOI: 10.18016/