Effects of oxygen supplementation on embryonic survival, haematological parameters and plasma glucose level of broiler chicks

Altan O., Sahan Ü., Ipek A., Aydin C., Bayraktar H.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.70, no.2, pp.64-68, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-68
  • Keywords: broiler, incubation, oxygen supply, hatchability, haematological parameters, plasma glucose, INCREASED EGG-PRODUCTION, TURKEY EMBRYOS, AIR SPACE, HIGH-ALTITUDE, EGGSHELL PERMEABILITY, CHRONIC HYPOXIA, ACUTE HYPEROXIA, CARBON DIOXIDE, BODY-WEIGHT, GROWTH
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The present study was conducted in order to examine whether oxygen supplementation during the late stage of incubation could improve survival rates of embryos from broiler breeders. Hatching time, hatchability, chick weight, blood glucose concentration and some haematological parameters of chicks were also examined after exposing eggs to a 23% oxygen concentration from 18 to 21 d of incubation.