Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi Articles in Press
Effects of Light Color on Growth Performance, Histomorphometric Features of Small Intestine and Some Blood Parameters in Chukar Partridges (Alectoris chukar)
Ulku Gulcihan SIMSEK, Mehmet CIFTCI, Mine YAMAN, Mehtap OZCELIK, Yasin BAYKALIR, Anil KIZILASLAN, Ali BAYRAKDAR, Zafer CAMBAY, Seda YAKUT, Zeki ERISIR
1Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, TR-23119 Elazig -TURKEY
2Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, TR-23119 Elazig - TURKEY
3Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, TR-23119 Elazig - TURKEY
4Department of Biochemistry, Vocational School of Health Services, Firat University, TR-23119 Elazig - TURKEY
5Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bingol University, TR-12000 Bingol - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.22115 The study was conducted in order to compare the effects of light-emitting diode (LED) light with a different color on performance parameters, histomorphometric features of the small intestine and some blood parameters in growing partridges. For this purpose, a total of 450 Chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) were perdivided into three experimental groups including green light (GL), daylight (DL) and blue light (BL), and 250-lumen lighting. Each group contained 150 partridges with 5 repetitions per group. Experimental groups balanced according to initial live weight and raised under the same feeding and environmental conditions within the scope of the needs of partridges during 35 days. GL group showed higher live weight (P<0.05), live weight gain (P<0.01) and feed intake (P<0.05). Feed conversion and viability rates were similar among the groups (P>0.05). Higher villus height (VH), villus width, villus surface area were obtained in GL group, followed by DL and BL (P<0.001). The differences in crypt depth (CD) and VH/CD were not significant (P>0.05). Serum glucose (P<0.01) and lactate dehydrogenase levels (LDH) (P<0.05) were increased in GL groups. Serum high-density lipoprotein level (HDL) was found to be higher in DL group (P<0.01). Consequently, GL group had better results in growing partridges. GL could be utilized under intensive farming conditions for partridges. Keywords : Fowl, Illumination color, Biochemical parameters, , Growth performance, Histological examination