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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2016 Vol.17 No.12 P.952-964


Effects of taurine and housing density on renal function in laying hens

Author(s):  Zi-li Ma, Yang Gao, Hai-tian Ma, Liu-hai Zheng, Bin Dai, Jin-feng Miao, Yuan-shu Zhang

Affiliation(s):  College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   miaojinfeng@njau.edu.cn

Key Words:  Rearing pattern, Welfare, Taurine, Laying hens, Renal impairment

Zi-li Ma, Yang Gao, Hai-tian Ma, Liu-hai Zheng, Bin Dai, Jin-feng Miao, Yuan-shu Zhang. Effects of taurine and housing density on renal function in laying hens[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2016, 17(12): 952-964.

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This study investigated the putative protective effects of supplemental 2-aminoethane sulfonic acid (taurine) and reduced housing density on renal function in laying hens. We randomly assigned fifteen thousand green-shell laying hens into three groups: a free range group, a low-density caged group, and a high-density caged group. Each group was further divided equally into a control group (C) and a taurine treatment group (T). After 15 d, we analyzed histological changes in kidney cells, inflammatory mediator levels, oxidation and anti-oxidation levels. Experimental data revealed taurine supplementation, and rearing free range or in low-density housing can lessen morphological renal damage, inflammatory mediator levels, and oxidation levels and increase anti-oxidation levels. Our data demonstrate that taurine supplementation and a reduction in housing density can ameliorate renal impairment, increase productivity, enhance health, and promote welfare in laying hens.


方法:将15 000只绿壳蛋鸡随机分成散养组、笼养低密度组和笼养高密度组,每组又分成对照组(正常日粮)和实验组(日粮中添加0.1%牛磺酸)。十五天后,无菌采集血液及肾脏组织,分析组织病理学变化、炎症介质水平、氧化及抗氧化水平等。


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