Melatonin implantation improved the egg-laying rate and quality in hens past their peak egg-laying age

Abstract

The egg-laying rates of hens approximately 470 days of age exhibited a positive correlation to blood melatonin levels. The hens with an egg-laying rate <30%, 30~90% and ≥90% had blood melatonin levels of 5.8 ± 2.6, 74.0 ± 32.9 and 445.9 ± 115.3 ng/ml, respectively. When 10 mg of melatonin was implanted into the hens at 300, 360, 470 and 550 days of age, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep39799

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@inproceedings{Jia2016MelatoninII, title={Melatonin implantation improved the egg-laying rate and quality in hens past their peak egg-laying age}, author={Yaxiong Jia and Minghui Yang and Kuanfeng Zhu and Liang Wang and Yukun Song and Jing Wang and Wenxiang Qin and Zhiyuan Xu and Yu Chen and Guoshi Liu}, booktitle={Scientific reports}, year={2016} }