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Growth, Hematological and Histopathological Responses to Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) and Salinomycin Sodium for Ameliorating Deleterious Effects of Coccidiosis in Broiler Chicken
Omer NASEER1, Jawaria Ali KHAN2, Muhammad SHAHID3, Ameer Hamza RABBANI, Abdullah Saghir AHMAD4, Muhammad Luqman SOHAIL1, Junaid NASEER5, Muhammad BILAL6, Waqas ABBAS7, Muhammad Usman SALEEM8, Yasir Razzaq KHAN1, Ahmad ALI1, Kashif HUSSAIN1
1Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 63100, Bahawalpur, PAKISTAN
2Department of Medicine, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 54000, Lahore, PAKISTAN
3Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 63100, Bahawalpur, PAKISTAN
4Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 63100, Bahawalpur, PAKISTAN
5Department of Forestry Range & Wildlife Management, The Islamia University, 63100, Bahawalpur, PAKISTAN
6Poultry Research Institute, Livestock & Dairy Development Department, Punjab, 46000, Rawalpindi, PAKISTAN
7Feed tech Division, Ghazi Brothers (Pvt) limited, 54920, Lahore, PAKISTAN
8Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakriya Univerity, 60800, Multan, PAKISTAN
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2021.26216 Coccidiosis is a preeminent threat to productivity in broiler industry. This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the anti-coccidial efficacy of guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) and Salinomycin Sodium in broiler Chicken. One hundred and twenty broiler chicks were divided into four groups with each having 30 birds. Group A had salinomycin sodium supplementation, group B received Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) whereas groups C and D were positive and negative controls respectively. Salinomycin and guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) were administered following oral inoculation of 50.000 oocysts of Eimeria specie in all birds except the ones inducted into negative control group. Weight gain, feed conversion ratio, Fecal oocysts and blood profile of these birds were determined weekly. When histopathology was performed only a couple of coccidian parasites were identified in the intestinal caeca of birds treated with guar, whereas none were seen in birds treated with salinomycin sodium. It was concluded that results in terms of weight gain and feed conversion ratio were more favorable in case of salinomycin supplementation. However, guar exhibited greater efficacy as an antiprotozoal agent with significant reduction in fecal shedding of oocysts. In contrast to groups receiving salinomycin, severity of bloody diarrhea and mortality rates amongst infected birds subjected to guar were appreciably lower as well. Keywords : Age, Blood profile, Hemoglobin, Infection, Oocysts, Broiler chicken, Guar