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Comparative Anticoccidial Effect of some Natural Products against Eimeria spp. Infection on Performance Traits, Intestinal Lesion and Occyte Number in Broiler

Comparative Anticoccidial Effect of some Natural Products against Eimeria spp. Infection on Performance Traits, Intestinal Lesion and Occyte Number in Broiler

Alaeldein M. Abudabos1,*, Abdullah H. Alyemni2, Elsayeid O. Swilam1 and Mu’ath Q. Al-Ghadi3

1Department of Animal Production, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2ARASCO for Feed, P.O. Box 53845, Riyadh 11593, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Zoology Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

*      Corresponding author: aabudabos@ksu.edu.sa

ABSTRACT

This study was performed to find the effect of some natural products (Cozante, Norponin and Organimix) in comparison to standard anticoccidial drug (Elancoban) in experimentally induced coccidiosis in broiler. A total 200 birds (Ross 308) were randomly assigned to 10 treatments on day 15 after introduction of coccidiosis. The results indicated that feed intake and production efficiency factor (PEF) did not differ significantly (P>0.05) between Elancoban and natural products. However, treatment had a significant effect on BWG and FCR (P<0.01 and P<0.001, respectively), chicks which had received Elancoban had the highest BWG (327.9 g) and converted the feed to gain with highest efficiency (1.444 g: g). Challenged birds had longer small intestines and heavier liver as compared to unchallenged birds. Lesion score and oocysts secretion increased significantly in the challenged birds, however, Elancoban had no significant difference with the natural products. It was concluded from the present study that natural products could be effective in comparison with anticoccidial drug to control coccidiosis in broiler chicken. 
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

October

Vol. 49, Iss. 5, Pages 1547-1936

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