journal6 ›› 2005, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (3): 101-102.

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Effects of the Extract of Epimedium Korearium Nakai on Immune Organs and Reproductive Organs in Female Gong Chickens


  1. (College of Biological Resources and Environmental Science,Jishou University,Jishou 416000,Hunan China)
  • Online:2005-07-15 Published:2012-09-22

Abstract: Objective:To study the effects of the extract of Epimedium korearium Nakai on the indexes of immune organs and reproductive organ in female Gong chickens.Method:Perfusion was applied to 3-day-old chichens every day with different dosages,and indexes of immune organs and female reproductive organ were measured at 21-day-old.Result:Neither the cloacal bursa index nor the thymus index was affected (P>0.05),but the spleen index and the female reproductive organ index were increased (P<0.05).Conclusion:It suggests that forage containing the extract of Epimedium korearium Nakai is able to enhance the female chickens’ disease resistance and reproductive ability.

Key words: Epimedium korearium Nakai, female Gong chickens, immune organ, reproductive organ;index

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