Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Peebles, E. David

Committee Member

Braasch, Dwaine

Committee Member

Bailey, G. John

Committee Member

Keirs, Robert

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access



Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


In this study, the effects of individual and combinatorial electrolyte solution comprised of carbohydrate, salt, and a stimulant injected into broiler hatching eggs on subsequent late term embryogenesis and post hatch performance up to D 10 were evaluated in separate trials. The effects of solution concentration and volume on embryo body weight and yolk reserves were likewise considered, and limited posthatch growth, body weight, and yolk sac effects of a compound electrolyte solution were evaluated. The individual and combinatorial effects of injected solutions were examined in an effort to yield the maximum physiological growth effects on embryogenesis from the metabolic pathways in which these compounds are involved. Limited effects on embryo and post hatch mortality were found. However, both post hatch yolk reserves and liver weights were affected by in ovo injection. These effects could be key in increasing bird weight by processing day.