Histological investigations on the effects of feeding with a diet containing red hot pepper on the reproductive system organs of the cock


Ozer A., Zik B., Erdost H., Ozfiliz N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.30, no.1, pp.7-15, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-15
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In the present study the growth and reproductive organ structural differences in cocks fed a diet containing 1% red hot pepper (10 g/kg diet) from the first day of age were investigated. In cocks fed the experimental diet body weight gain decreased; testes weight. length, width and wall thickness of the tubuli seminiferi convoluti increased; and the completion of spermatogenic cell serial formation took place earlier compared to the control group.