Background update:Oct 12, 2010

Phytochemicals improve semen quality and fertility

Plants can produce phytochemicals with sex-enhancing powers able to stimulate the reproductive performance of birds. This results in increased fertility, improved hatchability, and a higher number of day-old chicks.

Keywords: Phytochemicals, breeding, semen quality, sperm mobility, ovum, fertilisation, egg formation, embryonic mortality

Source: World Poultry magazine. Issue. 23.6
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