Effect of Iraqi propolis on live body weight of Awassi sheep in different age stages

Muneer Wahab AL-Khafaji

Abstract


The study was conducted on 40 Awassi sheep through the year 2014 from the flock reared in Faculty of agriculture  / kufa university. Five treatments included levels of propolis ( 0.0 , 0.005 , 0.01 , 0.02 and 0.03 ). Live body weight in three ages ( 6month , 9months and 12 months ) were evaluated using variance analyses. Results showed a significant effect (p≤ 0.05) of propolis and  season in live body weight .Highest BW6was showed in the group that fed with 0.03 propolis through the summer season which is about 36.11 kg . BW9 and BW12 were increased significantly (p≤ 0.05)  ) in the same level of propolis. A significant effect (p≤ 0.05) of propolis and sex in live body weight was recorded. The highest   BW6 , BW9 and BW12 were in the males group that fed with 0.03 propolis which is about  kg 41.17 ,55.29 and 65.60 kg respectively  compared with the same level of propolis in female group  which is about 32.54 , 38.82 and 44.34 kg respectively.                           .

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