A Newly Discovered Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid : Damage to the Hatchability of Fowl Eggs
When hens were given an experimental diet that consisted of 99% conventional feed and 1% prepared conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), C16:0, C18:0, CLA-1 and CLA-2 concentrations in the serum and yolk lipids remarkably increased, together with the rise of the melting point of the yolk lipid. Many embryos of eggs from hens given the experimental diet died in the early stages of incubation, and the hatchability was 13.1%, as compared with 92.8% of the control eggs. However, hens' health remained normal.
- 日本畜産學會報 = The Japanese journal of zootechnical science
日本畜産學會報 = The Japanese journal of zootechnical science 70(4), 246-247, 1999-07-25
Japanese Society of Animal Science