Esin Ebru Onbaşılar

Esin Ebru Onbaşılar
Ankara University · Department of Animal Science

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Due to consumers’ concerns about broiler welfare, slow-growing broilers (SGB) have also been used in production. Fast-growing broilers (FGB) reach slaughter weight earlier the slow growing. This study was aimed to determine the sex-related changes in fattening performance, dermatitis, intestinal histomorphology, and serum IgG level of SGB and FGB u...
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Hybrids with different morphological and yield characteristics are used in the table egg production. There is no change in the cage systems according to the different hybrids in the regulation. This study aimed to investigate the effects of genotype (brown laying hybrids (BLH) and white laying hybrids (WLH)) and cage type (conventional and enriched...
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Waste management is the protection of the environment and the health of the population. Paper waste sludge is produced during paper production and sepiolite is a natural clay mineral. The aim of the study was to investigate the usability of sepiolite-added paper waste sludge as a bedding material in the broiler production. Two hundred eighty-eight...
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The quality of egg shell and bone properties of hen are important for hen welfare, consumers, and producers. Parameters of the genetic selection have both desirable and undesirable effects among themselves. Until recently, it has been stated that the concept of shell quality is not only about breaking strength, thickness, and weight of shell, but a...
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The welfare of broilers is strongly dependent on the litter material because they spend their life in contact with it. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of alternative litter materials on broiler behaviour. Two hundred eighty-eight 1-day old male broiler chicks were used. Chicks were placed in pens each having different litter...
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One of the factors affecting the hatching results and chick quality is the implementation of an appropriate disinfection program with effective disinfectants. This study was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of oregano juice as a disinfection of hatching layer eggs as an alternative to formaldehyde. In the study, 1800 eggs collected from 48...
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The aim of this research was to determine the effects of coating broiler hatching eggs with chitosan on egg quality, embryonic growth, hatching results and chick quality. Eggs obtained from old broiler breeder, aged 59 weeks, were used. Eggs were divided into two groups (coated with chitosan and uncoated) groups. Each group was divided into three g...
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As most of the unenriched cages will soon switch to enriched cages, it is important to characterize all the effects in the laying hens for sustainable production. Laying hens can be used in several production periods by applying molting. The aim of this study was to determine the cage type (unenriched and enriched) on performance, welfare, and micr...
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The incidence of non-infectious skeletal disorders has been reported to increase over the past decade. Both genetic selection and rearing conditions cause skeletal disorders in the broilers. The rapid increase in broiler body weight, along with weakened, immature tissues, causes deformations by putting extra load on the skeletal system. Non-infecti...
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Laying hens are reared especially for egg production. However, at the end of their production period, they are slaughtered, and carcasses are consumed as meat or meat products. Thus, the quality of such meat is an important attribute for both consumers and manufacturers. Therefore, the present study was designed to examine the effects of slaughter...
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Layer hybrids are more superior in the egg yield than pure breeds. But this superiority causes some problems in the bones during the production period. There are a lot of differences among genotypes in the production period that have been examined extensively, however, the differences throughout incubation period aren’t known yet. Thus, the objecti...
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Many bedding materials have been tested in broiler industry for their suitability. However, little knowledge is available regarding the usage of different bedding materials supplemented with sepiolite and their effects on animal performance and final product quality. For this purpose, a total of 288 day-old male broiler chicks were randomly allocat...
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Pure breeds are important due to the fact that they adapt well to poor husbandry conditions. However, gene expression of digestive enzymes and nutrient transporters of pure breeds and layer hybrids have not been studied yet. Therefore, this study was directed to detect the gene expression of digestive enzymes and nutrient transporters in the yolk s...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the comparison of different brown and white layers in embryonic development and uptake of nutrients in the egg. A total of 360 fertilized eggs obtained from two brown (Atak-S and Brown Nick) and two white (Atabey and Nick) layer breeders at 28 wk old. Hatching eggs from each genotype were examined on the...
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The litter quality is an important factor affecting the performance, welfare and carcass quality of the broilers. Depending on the progress of the fattening duration, some materials may be added to the litter in order to keep the pH, moisture and ammonia levels in the litter under control. Sepiolite is a natural material and it has strong absorbing...
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Interest has been increasing about enriched cages affecting the laying hens and the producers. Egg quality traits are important for economic impact. Whence, the purpose of this study was to determine the differences in egg quality traits of two laying hybrids reared in conventional and enriched cages at different ages. 532 Lohmann Brown Classic (LB...
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Factors involved in light management of poultry include source, intensity, duration, uniformity and wavelength (light colour) of light. Research trials have examined the effects of short (blue and green) and long wavelengths (orange and red) on animal welfare, body weight gain, and egg productions in chickens, quail, turkeys, geese and ducks. Blue...
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Pekin ducks are easily reared in a wide range of conditions. As waterfowl, the growth, digestive system and visual perception of Pekin ducks are different to chickens. Generally, ducks are raised for meat production. The fat content as well as the myoglobin and haemoglobin content of duck meat are higher than that of chicken meat. In duck rearing,...
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Because of consumers’ preferences and also due to changes in production systems, the importance of pure breeds has increased again. There are a lot of differences among breeds which have been studied extensively, however, the differences during the incubation period are not yet fully known. Therefore, the present study was conducted to evaluate the...
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This review provides a comparative analysis on the unenriched and alternative cage systems used in commercial egg production as required by the directive (99/74/EC) of the EU Council on animal welfare in terms of technical performance indicators, distribution of cost items, egg sales revenue, and profitability. Unenriched (conventional) cages are c...
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In this research, B blood group alleles were determined in 3 male parents, 3 female parents and their 22 progeny.
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The objective of this study was to determine the effect of breeder age and early energy restriction on fattening performance, meat quality and plasma leptin concentration of broilers. A total of 504 male chicks were obtained from three different ages (27, 38 and 60 weeks) of broiler breeders. Chicks from each age of breeder groups were randomly div...
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Concerns have been increasing about conventional cages for laying hens in connection with welfare. Liver and bone disorders of laying hens are major problems. Therefore, the aim of this experiment was to investigate the differences in liver and bone traits of two laying strains kept in conventional and enriched cages. A total of 532 two Lohmann Bro...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in production performance, use of nest box, and external appearance of 2 strains of laying hens kept in conventional and enriched cages. Lohmann Brown Classic (LB, n = 532) and Lohmann LSL Classic (LW, n = 532) hens were housed from 16 to 73 wk in either conventional cages or enriched cages....
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The aim of this study is to determine effects of brooder machine rearing method in the first week on fattening performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality and some blood parameters of male and female Pekin ducks. A total of 120 (60 male and 60 female) ducklings were used in the research. Each sex group was randomly allocated into two rearing...
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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a 16L: 8D photoperiod on growth performance, carcass characteristics, relative organ weight, meat composition, and blood parameters in Pekin ducks. A total of 120 (60 male and 60 female) ducklings were used in the research. Each sex group was randomly allocated into 2 photoperiod groups, 24L: 0D...
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The objective of this study was to determine the effect of spraying Pekin duck eggs obtained from different breeder age on hatchability. Hatching eggs used in this study were obtained from Pekin breeder flock. A total of 560 eggs were collected at 30 and 38-wk of breeder age at the farm. Ten eggs from each breeder age group were used to determine e...
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The current study was carried out to investigate the effects of breeder age on egg composition, changes of embryo, yolk sac, and yolk minerals during incubation and hatchability in Pekin ducks. A total of 495 freshly laid eggs were obtained from the same flock of Pekin ducks, aged 28, 34, and 40 wk, and were reared in accordance with the management...
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The objective of this study was to determine the effects of different levels of Yucca schidigera additions to different litter materials on broiler performance, footpad dermatitis and litter characteristics. A total of five hundred seventy six 1-d-old male broiler chicks (ROSS-308) was randomly assigned to 48 pens. Chicks were randomly allocated to...
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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of width and depth of bell drinker and sex on fattening performance and carcass characteristics of Pekin ducks. A total of sixty male and sixty female ducklings (Star 53 H.Y., Grimaud Freres) were used. Each sex group was randomly allocated into two bell drinker groups (narrow bell drinker with 47...
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This study was carried out to determine the effects of different levels of Yucca schidigera spraying in different litter materials on some litter traits (moisture, pH, ammonia, total colony count, number of Enterobacteriaceae and number of yeast and mold) and breast burn of broilers at the 5th week of production. A total of four hundred thirty two...
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This study was conducted to determine the effect of hen production cycle (HPC) and the effect of egg weight (EW) at the same egg production level on egg quality, egg composition, hatchability, duckling quality, and first-week BW in Pekin ducks. For HPC, hatching eggs were obtained from different Pekin-duck breeder flocks, aged 31 wk for the first p...
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In total, 144 Pekin ducklings (72 male and 72 female) obtained from breeder flocks of different ages (37 and 135 wks) were used to evaluate body weight and body measurements until 42 days of life. Ducklings were leg-banded for individual identification after hatching and sexing. Body weight and body measurements were taken at hatch and during the 6...
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The aim of this study was to determine the influence of the environmental enrichment and the animal density in cage on some welfare parameters in male Swiss albino mice. The experiment was conducted as a 3 [three housing conditions: Non-enriched, enriched with a nest box and super-enriched with a nest box and cotton] X 2 [two animal densities: 2 or...
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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of different housing systems, swimming pool and slaughter age on performance, carcass and meat characteristics of ducks. A total of 420 (212 male, 208 female) one day old ducklings (Star 52-Gnmaud Freres) were obtained from a commercial hatchery. The ducklings were randomly divided into four treatm...
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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of early feed restriction on performance, carcass characteristics, meat and liver composition, some blood parameters, H-L ratio, antibody titers against SRBC and tonic immobility duration in broilers. One hundred ninety male chicks (Ross 308) were randomly allocated into two treatment groups each o...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different housing systems on growth and welfare of Pekin ducks. A total of 420 (212 male, 208 female) one-day-old ducklings were used in this study. The ducklings were randomly divided into 4 treatment groups; 2 Intensive Systems (IS) (one without pool and the other with swimming pool) and 2 in...
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This research was carried out to determine the effects of various housing systems and slaughter age of Pekin ducks on profitability. In this research, it was determined that semi intensive pool system had positive effects on ducklings' welfare in production; on the other hand profitability of duck production is much higher in semi intensive systems...
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The effect of transportation on body weight and some blood parameters of hatching Pekin ducklings were investigated. A total of 500 (250 male, 250 female) 1 day-old ducklings (Star 52-Grimaud Freres) were obtained from a commercial hatchery. Upon hatching and on the 4, 8 and 12 h of the transportation, each duckling was weighed to determine their b...
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This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of lighting and stocking density on performance, carcass characteristics and some stress parameters (H-L ratio, serum glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, tonic immobility test (TI), antibody production, relative asymmetry (RA) and external appearances). Four hundred and seventy day-old...
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The objectives of this study were to examine the effects of beak trimming age on performance criteria, H-L ratio, antibody production, the percentage of spleen and liver and external appearance. The chicks (Barred Rock) were randomly divided into 4 beak-trimming groups (non-trimmed (control), a trim at 1 d (1D), at 10 d (10D) and at 10 wk (10W)), e...
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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of breeder age and stocking density on performance, carcass characteristics and some stress parameters (H-L ratio, serum glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, tonic immobility test (TI), antibody production, relative asymmetry (RA) and external appearances). This experiment was carried out...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different molting methods on postmolt production, plasma corticosterone levels, and antibody production to SRBC for the welfare of laying hens. This experiment was conducted with 120 IGH-type Brown laying hens (70 wk of age), randomly divided into 3 experimental groups. The hens in one grou...
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A total of 864 incubating eggs produced by a Pekin duck breeder flock (Star 52- Grimaud Freres) were used to determine effects of different storage periods (0, 3, 7, 11 d) on egg quality, hatchability, duckling quality and relative growth (RG) at the end of 7 d rearing. Egg albumen index and Haugh unit were decreased, egg albumen pH and yolk pH wer...
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The aim of this study was to determine the effect of two lighting programs (continuous lighting (CL) 24L:0D and intermittent lighting (IL) 1L:3D) on the broiler performance, carcass traits, incidence of tibial dyschondroplasia (TD), relative asymmetry (RA), duration of induced tonic immobility (TI), heterophils-lymphocytes ratio (H/L), serum glucos...
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The aim of the experiment was to study the effects of cage density (1, 3 and 5 rabbits per cage) and sex (male and female) on stress parameters of young rabbits. A total of 90 (45 male and 45 female) weaned New Zealand White rabbits aged 35 days old were used in the experiment. Rabbits were allocated as 1, 3 and 5 rabbits, in each of 5 cages, to ob...
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This experiment was conducted to determine and compare some characteristics of the meat and carcass of rabbits aged 11 weeks according to sex. In the experiment thirty male and thirty female New Zealand White rabbits were slaughtered. The weights and percentages of cold carcasses, skin with head and limbs, liver, kidney, heart, lung, fore legs, hin...
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This study was conducted to investigate the effects of garlic powder on the performance, egg traits and blood parameters of laying hens. One hundred and sixty-two SHSY-type brown layers aged 21 weeks were chosen at random from a large flock. They were allocated to three dietary treatments. Each treatment comprised six replicates of nine layers in g...
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The aim of the experiment was to investigate the effects of cage floor and cage density on stress parameters of laying hens. A total of 162 brown laying hens (Hyline Brown), aged 34 weeks, were used in the experiment. Compact-type battery cages, with three floors, were used. Hens were allocated as one, three or five hens in each of 18 cages to obta...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the phenotypic correlations among some morphological and pelt traits in Chinchilla lanigera. Male chinchillas aged 9-12 months were used. The average body weight at pelting was 466.22 g, the body length was 23.66 cm, the head length was 8.76 cm, chest circumference was 17.65 cm and the pelt length was 32.39...
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Data evaluated in this study was obtained from three family groups consisted of male parent, female parent and their progeny. Reciprocal immunizations in each family between parents resulted in production of antisera detecting two pairs of alloantigen segregating among the progeny. Produced antisera and reference reagents obtained from abroad were...
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An experiment was conducted to study the effects of various levels of common vetch seed (Vicia sativa L.) in the diet on the growth performance and some carcass characteristics of rabbits. In the experiment a total of 96 weaned New Zealand White rabbits aged 35 days and weighing on average 800 g were equally divided into four groups of 24 (six repl...
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Flock fertility could be determined by different appearances of germinal disc in fresh egg. The aim of this study was to determine the differences and the frequency of distributions in the appearance of germinal disc in fresh unfertile eggs coming from a young virgin brown layer flock. In this study a total of 354 eggs was examined. Six categories...

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