The effect of adding different levels of flaxseed oil on the qualitative characteristics and fatty acids of Chinese goose eggs raised in Iraq
Keywords:Goose eggs, flaxseed oil, fatty acids
This study was conducted in the field of geese belonging to the Agricultural Research and Experiment Station / College of Agriculture / University of Basra for the period from December 29, 2020 to February 22, 2021. For a period of 35 days to study the effect of adding different levels of flaxseed oil on the qualitative characteristics and fatty acids of Chinese goose eggs raised in Iraq. 36 geese were used in the experiment and the birds were randomly distributed to four treatments T1 control and T2 adding 1% of flaxseed oil T3 adding 2% of flaxseed oil and T4 adding 3% of flaxseed oil from the first day of starting the experiment until 35 Day, each treatment included 9 weights. Each treatment included three replicates and each replicate contains three weights fed on balanced diets of energy and protein. The results of the study showed that the treatments to which flaxseed oil was added, especially the fourth treatment, were significantly superior to the control treatment in egg weight and weight. Yolk, white, shell, yolk guide, lower cholesterol levels, increased palmitic and linolenic fatty acids, in addition, adding 3% of flaxseed oil to the diet changed the proportions of fatty acids in egg yolks. Geese and that the consumption of this type of eggs may have a beneficial health effect.