Effects of cholestyramine and lovastatin upon plasma lipids and egg yolk cholesterol levels of laying hens
Keywords:Cholesterol, Cholestyramine, Lovastatin, Egg Yolk, Chickens
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of cholestyramine and lovastatin, lipid-lowering agents, upon egg quality, reproductive performance, plasma lipids and egg yolk cholesterol levels of Shaver laying hens. Twenty-six-weeks-old hens were fed basal diet without animal products containing 0.2% cholestyramine (COL1), 0.3% cholestyramine (COL2) or 0.005% lovastatin (LOV) for 6 weeks. It was observed that the supplementation of the drugs did not impair albumen and shell quality. Hen performance was not adversely affected, with the exception of the significant reduction (p < 0.05) in egg weights. No significant changes were observed on plasma lipids, and egg yolk cholesterol remained unchanged with the addition of the drugs.
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Mori, A. V., Mendonça Jr., C. X. de, & Watanabe, C. (2000). Effects of cholestyramine and lovastatin upon plasma lipids and egg yolk cholesterol levels of laying hens. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 37(1), 84-89. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962000000100015
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