Effect of Adding Lycopene to the Ration in some Blood Traits of Broiler Ross 308

Published on: 04/11/2018
Author/s : Dr. Nihad A. Lateef Ali 1, Dr. Motasem Al-Massad 2. / 1 University of Al-Qasim Green / College of Agriculture - Department of Animal Resources. Iraq; 2 University of Jerash / College of Agriculture - Department of Animal Resources. Jordan.

Introduction Lycopene is a pigment red or infrastructure that exist in some vegetables and fruits (pineapple, orange, tomato, grapefruit, strawberries and sweet peppers) but found high concentrations in tomato (Agarwal and Rao, 2000) and lycopene derived carotenoid is a natural dye manufactured Some plants and microorganisms during the process of photosynthesis to protect it from the optical acti...

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Atef Abou Zead Atef Abou Zead
professor of viral poultry diseases
April 11, 2018
Is the lycopene has a role in humoral immunity of birds ?
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April 12, 2018
Giang Vu Duy
Professor of Animal Nutrition

Gac is grown in Vietnam (gac fruit: Momordica cochinchinensis). Lycopene is abundant in gac, lycopene content in gac is 2-3 times higher than that of tomatoes. However, I do not know how one can separate lycopene from gac and refine it into a feed additive to supplement in the chicken diets.
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STEPHEN OSEI STEPHEN OSEI
PhD (Animal Nutrition
April 12, 2018

This is an interesting piece of work with interesting results. I have two questions/suggestions, however:

1. Commercial broiler farmers are more appreciative of the cost/benefit analysis but this research completely ignores parameters like growth rate and final body weight
2. How was lycopene added to the diets?

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July 2, 2019
STEPHEN OSEI Thank you so much
There is a manuscript on the effect of lycopene on production performance
with respect
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August 15, 2019
Hi Doctor
Go ahead, I'm ready
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