publication . Article . 2012

Effect of Administration of Withania somnifera on Some Hematological and Immunological Profile of Broiler Chicks

Muhammad Mushtaq*, F. R. Durrani, N. Imtiaz, Umer Sadique1, A. Hafeez, S. Akhtar2 and S. Ahmad3;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal (issn: 0253-8318, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Abstract
This study was conducted to assess the performance of broiler chickens based on some hematological and immunological profile, upon inclusion of aqueous extract of Withania somnifera (W. somnifera) in their drinking water. For this purpose, 240 a-day-old broiler chicks were purchased from a local hatchery and divided into four groups i.e. WST-0, WST-I, WST-II and WST-III. Group WST-0 was kept as control, while chicks in group WST-I, WST-II and WST-III were offered in their drinking water with an extract of W. somnifera at 10, 20 and 30g/L for 35 days, starting from day 1 of age. Feed intake and body weight were recorded on regular basis and hematological and immu...
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free text keywords: Body weight, Broiler chicks, Feed intake, Hematology, Immune system, Withania somnifera, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100
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