In Ovo Techniques and Treatments in Poultry Eggs

In Ovo Techniques and Treatments in Poultry Eggs

By Mahmoud Alagawany and Mayada Ragab Farag

In Ovo Techniques and Treatments in Poultry Eggs PDF Book provides a comprehensive review of in ovo techniques and treatments in poultry eggs, which are aimed at improving embryonic development and decreasing economic losses in poultry farms. The book is divided into five chapters, which address the basics of in ovo techniques and sites of in ovo injection, nutrient utilisation for the development of the chick embryo, the role of early in ovo feeding for the chick embryo, and applications of in ovo technology for various nutrients and biological supplements in poultry.

Table of Contents

1. In ovo techniques: basics, procedures and consequences for the poultry embryo

Basics of in ovo techniques

Procedure and sites for in ovo injection

Injection time

Volume of injected substance

Egg weight

Depth of the injection

Consequences of early in ovo feeding for the embryo


2. Applications of in ovo technology: nutrients and biological supplements

Substances administered by in ovo injection




Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids


3. In ovo feeding of amino acids in poultry

Effect of in ovo injection of amino acids

Productive and reproductive indices

Intestinal morphology and development

Heat shock proteins (HSP)


Lipid profile and metabolism

Amino acid metabolism


4. In ovo feeding of vitamins in poultry

Beneficial effects

Vitamin C

Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)

Vitamin B12

Vitamin E

Vitamin D

Folic acid


5. In ovo administration of vaccines and drugs

Beneficial impacts of in ovo vaccination in poultry

In ovo vaccination against virus diseases

In ovo vaccination against coccidiosis

In ovo vaccination against bacterial infections

Factors affecting the in ovo vaccination process

Sites of in ovo vaccination

Volume of vaccine

Time of vaccination

Mechanism of immunisation




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