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Effect of lupin alkaloid fractions level on performance and blood parameters in chickens
 
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Szczecin Agricultural University, Department of Poultry Breeding, Dr Judyma 20, 71-460 Szczecin, Poland
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Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Noskowskiego 12/14, 61-704 Poznań, Poland
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Poultry Research Center, Zakrzewo, 62-069 Palędzie, Poland
Publication date: 1996-07-09
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1996;5(3):261–271
 
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Broiler chickens reared from 3 to 8 weeks of age were fed per os on extract or, differing in chemical composition fractions of the extract (A0-A6) from bitter lupin (L. angustifolius var. Mirela) seeds (Experiment 1), the extract and its selected fractions (A1, A3, A5) from the seeds of Mirela as well as extract from sweet lupin var. Emir (Experiment 2). The extracts from bitter lupin harvested in two consecutive years, used in the experiments, differed in alkaloid content. The extracts and fractions did not negatively affect growth, feed intake or health of the chickens. Only fraction A5 (alkaloid hydrochlorides) used in Experiment 2, which was from extract with higher alkaloid content, reduced (P<0.01) body weight gain of the chickens. The T3 level in the peripheral blood serum was the lowest in the birds receiving fractions containing sugars (A3) and the highest in the group receiving alkaloid hydrochlorides (A5). The T4 level was the highest in the chickens receiving extract from sweet lupin. The extracts and fractions had no effect on the red blood cell count while leukograms showed only undirected variation, except for basophil and eosinophil in blood of which level was higher in experimental than control birds.
 
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Biological Activity of α-Galactoside Preparations from Lupinus angustifolius L. and Pisum sativum L. Seeds
Piotr Gulewicz, Stanisław Szymaniec, Barbara Bubak, Juana Frias, Concepcion Vidal-Valverde, Krystyna Trojanowska, Krzysztof Gulewicz
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
 
ISSN:1230-1388