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alterations in broiler chicks during different seasons
supplemented with herbal formulations - Nidhi
Singh, J. P. Singh and M. K. S. Rajput
Vet World. 2008; 1(4): 110-112
study was conducted on Vencobb broiler
chicks to ascertain the antistress affects of Zist, Zeetress and a
combination of Amla and Turmeric during summer, rainy and winter
seasons and thereby the haematological changes of birds revealed
that during all the three seasons a marked improvement in
Haemoglobin was encountered in all the three groups where herbal
preparations were supplemented. A marked increase in the
lymphocyte count occurred during summer and winter seasons in all
the experimental groups of bird as compared to the control group.
The heterophil count was decreased with the supplementation of
herbal formulations in the feed irrespective of the seasons
encountered in the season. This decrease in heterophil count was
highly significant in seasons like summer, winter and rainy. This
observation proves the hepato-stimulatory, hepato protective and
immuno modulating effects of herbal preparations.
Chick, Haematology, Supplementation, Herbal formulation.