Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Effect of garlic and holy basil leaf powder supplementation on blood profile of broiler chicks
Rakesh Kumar, NS Maan, Saurabh Baloda, Promila and Sajjan Sihag
The purpose of this research work was to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with different levels of garlic and holy basil leaf powder on the blood profile of broiler chicks. A total of 280 day-old broiler chicks were procured and randomly distributed into 7 treatments, each treatment had 4 replicates with 10 chicks in each replicate. T1 was served as control and fed a basal diet formulated as per standards. T2 and T3 were fed with garlic powder @ 0.5, 1% feed, respectively. T4 and T5 were given with holy basil leaf powder @ 0.5, 1% feed, respectively. T6 was fed with garlic powder and holy basil leaf powder @ 0.5% each. T7 was treated with garlic powder and holy basil leaf powder @1.0% each. At the end of the 6th week of the feeding trial blood was collected from the jugular vein of the randomly selected bird per replication group using hypodermic needle and syringe. Five millilitre of blood was collected from each chicken and transferred immediately into a set of sterile vacutainers with anti-coagulant (EDTA) for haematological tests. Present study showed that hemoglobin was found significantly (P<0.05) higher in T5 & T6 as compare to T1, T2 & T3. While RBC, TLC & DLC (Neutrophil, Eosinophil, Basophil, Lymphocyte and Monocyte per cent) values did not differ significantly among treatment groups. However, the values for all the hematological parameters were within normal range.
How to cite this article:
Rakesh Kumar, NS Maan, Saurabh Baloda, Promila, Sajjan Sihag. Effect of garlic and holy basil leaf powder supplementation on blood profile of broiler chicks. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):198-200.