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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Antioxidant effect of Eclipta prostrata (L.) leaf powder in broiler chicken during aflatoxicosis

Author(s):
Priya K, Preethy John, Usha PTA, Kariyil BJ and Uma R
Abstract:
The study was aimed to investigate the protective effect of Eclipta prostrata leaf powder against oxidative stress on experimentally induced aflatoxicosis in broiler chicken. Sixty Cobb400 day old broiler chicks were randomly divided into six groups comprising 10 birds in each group. Aflatoxicosis was experimentally induced in all groups except T1 and T3 by giving 500 ppb of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) contaminated maize from eighth day of age onwards. The group T1 was kept as normal control and T2 as toxic control. T3 was fed with E. prostata leaf powder at 0.2 per cent level. The leaf powder of E. prostrata was given to T4, T5 and T6 at dose rates of 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2 per cent respectively. On 42nd day all the birds were sacrificed, liver samples were collected and checked for its antioxidant status. Treatment with E. prostrata leaf powder revealed protection against oxidative stress caused by aflatoxicosis in dose dependent manner which is indicated by significant (P<0.05) increase in the level of reduced glutathione.
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How to cite this article:
Priya K, Preethy John, Usha PTA, Kariyil BJ, Uma R. Antioxidant effect of <em>Eclipta prostrata</em> (L.) leaf powder in broiler chicken during aflatoxicosis. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):801-803.

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