The Effect of Clinoptilolite on Long Bone Morphometry in Japanese Quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 179-183
Received: Nov. 3, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 12, 2014; Published: Nov. 17, 2014
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Yasin Demiraslan, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey
Tuncay Tufan, Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey
Mehmet Sari, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey
Yalcin Akbulut, Kars College of Health, Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey
Mustafa Orhun Dayan, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Abdulsamed Kukurt, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey
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This study was aimed to investigate the effect of clinoptilolite long bone morphometry in Japanese quail. In the study, 100 female Japanese quails were used. The animals were slaughtered in 42nd day of study. The long bones of the animals were macerated by boiling. Twenty-three values were measured from the bones. Consequently, it was determined that the addition of clinoptilolite to feed ration in various ratios caused some statistical changes in the morphometry of long bones. The reason of this case is considered as high silicate ingredient available in clinoptilolite.
Bone, Japanese quail, Morphometry, Silicon, Zeolite
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Yasin Demiraslan, Tuncay Tufan, Mehmet Sari, Yalcin Akbulut, Mustafa Orhun Dayan, Abdulsamed Kukurt, The Effect of Clinoptilolite on Long Bone Morphometry in Japanese Quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica), Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 179-183. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20140206.14
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