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Donnish Journal of Agricultural Research

May 2016 Vol. 3(2), pp. 008-012 ISSN: 2984-8938

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Original Research Article


An Investigation on the Effect of Light Color and Stocking Density on Some Blood Parameters of Broilers and Layers


Mudhar A. S. Abu Tabeekh

Basra Veterinary Hospital, Basra, Iraq.

Corresponding Author's Email: mudhar_64@yahoo.com

Accepted 9th April, 2016.



Abstract


The study was designated to investigate the effect of light color and stocking density on some blood parameters of broilers and layers. A total of 675 Ross 308 one-day-old broiler chicks were used in this study. The birds were exposed to white light (WL) as a control, red light (RL), blue light (BL), green light (GL), and Blue Green mix light (BGL) by a light-emitting diode system (LED) applied for 24 hours daily in separated rooms. The birds were randomly divided and housed into 9 wooden sealed pens of 1m2 in three replicates for each density 12, 15 and 18 birds/m2 in the room. In the second treatment, 180 Isa Brown layers were divided into 5 treatments with an average of 36 birds for each of five color light rooms (16 hours light- 8 hours dark) in three replicates for each density 5 and 7 birds/m2 in the room. The results showed a significant interaction (P< 0.05) of light color and stocking density on Red blood cells (RBC) and White blood cells (WBC) under BGL at 12 birds/m2 and Platelets (PLT) under 15 birds/m2, whereas hemoglobin concentration (Hb) and packed cell volume (PCV) showed a significant difference under BGL treatment. No differences were revealed in all blood traits of layers under different light colors and bird densities except for WBC in layers reared under WL.

Keywords: Blood parameters, Light color, Stocking density.

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Mudhar A. S. Abu Tabeekh. An Investigation on the Effect of Light Color and Stocking Density on Some Blood Parameters of Broilers and Layers. Donnish Journal of Agricultural Research 3(2) 2016 pp. 008-012.


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