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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

Volume 23 (5):441-457, 2019.

Effect of Cinnamomum camphora supplement on carcass traits in rams.


Dawood TN, Kareem EH and Al-Deri AH.


College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq.




Dawood TN, Kareem EH and Al-Deri AH. Effect of Cinnamomum camphora supplement on carcass traits in rams, Onl J Vet Res., 23 (5)441-457, 2019. Groups of five 3-4 month old ~20Kg rams were fed a 2% BW concentrate diet grazed 3h daily for 6 months with or without (controls) Cinnamomum camphora 25 mg/kg supplement. Rams were slaughtered at 10-11 months age. Compared with controls, we found sheep given Cinnamomum camphora had increased (P < 0.05) live, fasting, empty, hot and cold carcass weights (4-21%), carcass length, depth and width (3-11%) and decreased cold dressing (-7-10%). There where large increases (P < 0.05) in liver (15%) and lung weights (21%) and decreases in kidney and mesenteric fat (22%) and other edible parts of the carcass (7-30%) but none with un-edible parts.


Key words: Camphor, Awassi, rams, carcass traits, Longismus dorsi, diet, Raw data provided.