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Effect of Different Herbs on the Histomorphology and Performance of Coccidiosis Challenged Broiler Chickens

Effect of Different Herbs on the Histomorphology and Performance of Coccidiosis Challenged Broiler Chickens

Ahmed Ali Moryani1, Nasir Rajput1*, Muhammad Naeem1, Atta Hussain Shah1 and Hidayatullah Soomro2

1Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Sindh 70060, Pakistan; 2Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Science Sakrand, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Nasir Rajput, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Sindh 70060, Pakistan; Email: drnasirrajput@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of herbs on the performance of broiler chickens challenged with coccidiosis. A total of 450 broiler chickens were allotted into 6 groups (n = 75/group). Group A controlled without supplementation, Group B, C and D were supplemented with Aloe barbadensis (5ml/L), Ferulafoetida regal (500mg/L), Tamarindus indica (50mg/L), respectively. Group E and F were supplemented with a mixture of all 3 herbs/plants at 2ml/L; mixed with distilled water and another with citric acid. The dressing percentage was observed significantly (P < 0.05) higher in compound II supplementary group F and lowest in control group A. Whereas, the fat pad percentage recorded significantly (P < 0.05) lowest in the compound II supplementary group F and highest in control group A. The relative weight of organs; liver, pancreas, spleen, heart, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, thymus and ceaca was observed significant (P < 0.05) in the herbs supplementary groups as compared to control group. The compound-II supplementary group F significantly (P < 0.05) increased the percentage of crude protein and fat contents as compared to control and other groups. Histomorphological examination of liver of broiler chicken supplemented with Compound-I and Compound-II in the coccidiosis challenged broiler chickens showed few pathological changes as compared to control (coccidiosis induced and without supplementation) group. In conclusion, supplementation of herbs mixture (Group E and F) at the dose 2ml/L to the coccidiosis challenged broiler chickens improve the overall performance and liver function.

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

December

Vol. 37, Iss. 4, Pages 1098-1499

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