Effect of neem leaf extract supplementation on biochemical changes in experimentally induced fowl typhoid in broiler chicken

Sonia Raheja, K.K. Jakhar and S.K. Mishra
College of Veterinary Sciences, CCS HAU, Hisar, Haryana, - 125004

Experimental infection with Salmonella gallinarum 1.0 ml (containing 8.2 x 10 7) subcutaneously in 7 day-old broiler chicks resulted in significant decrease in total serum protein and albumin levels from 3 rd day post infection. These values were slightly higher in infected and neem leaf extract (10 per cent) supplemented birds. The levels of aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, lactate dehydrogenase shared higher values in infected and also infected and neem leaf extract supplemented birds but differences were not significant. Alkaline phosphates level revealed a decrease in both infected and infected and neem leaf extract supplemented groups. The results of the study revealed that supplementation of neem leaf extract has some protective action on biochemical alterations due to fowl typhoid in broiler chicken.

Source : IPSACON-2005

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