Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Efficacy of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in reducing the effects of ochratoxicosis in broiler chicks
Dr. T Prasada Rao, Dr. V Manasa, Dr. TV Sai Kumar and Dr. Kumar Kutty
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is one of the most common mycotoxin causes ochratoxicosis in poultry. It poses a great threat to the lives of poultry, animals and humans. It causes nephrotoxicity, immune suppression and teratogenicity. Dried Yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has the ability to suppress the effect of OTA and enhances the performance of broiler chicks. The present study was designed to evaluate the ameliorative effects of dried yeast culture against induced ochratoxicosis in broilers. For this day old broilers were divided into three equal groups and were given OTA 2 ppm and dried yeast culture 0.1% for six weeks. Results indicated that feeding OTA alone caused reduction in body weight gain, poor FCR, increased gross lesions, altered relative organ weights and serum biochemical values. Feeding dried yeast culture along with OTA did not ameliorate the OTA induced alterations in body weight, FCR, gross lesions and serum biochemical parameters.
How to cite this article:
Dr. T Prasada Rao, Dr. V Manasa, Dr. TV Sai Kumar, Dr. Kumar Kutty. Efficacy of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in reducing the effects of ochratoxicosis in broiler chicks. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(3):428-432.