Effect of Date Seeds Powder on some Biochemical Parameters and Female Sex Hormones of Quail Female


The current study was designed to know the effect of dates seeds powder in different concentrations on the levels of glucose, female sex hormones and the total capacity of antioxidants of the female quail eight weeks post treatment. Thirty of local females Quail Coturnix coturnix aged (55-65) days and weight (300-350) g, were randomly divided into five groups six within each, the first group: control group animals were given empty capsules, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th groups: animals were given capsules contained powder of dates seeds at concentration of 250, 500, 1000 and 2000 mg / kg body weight, respectively for eight weeks. The results show significant decrease in the concentration of glucose at 5th group compared with the control group, at (P≤ 0.05). While there was significant increase in the level of female sex hormone (FSH), (LH) and estrogen hormone along the periods of treatment in all groups as compared with the control group at (P ≤ 0.05). This was accompanied by an increase of antioxidants total capacity at all treatment groups compared with the control group especially at 5th group