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Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)

Immunity augmentation through nutritional approach in animals: A review

PV Patil, MK Gendley and MK Patil
Immunity plays an important role to keep animals healthy and free from infectious diseases. Malnutrition may lead to decrease in immunity whereas, balanced supply of macronutrients like protein, carbohydrates, fat and micronutrients such as carotene, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Selenium, Copper, Cobalt, Zinc, Chromium etc. along with feed additives such as prebiotics, probiotics, herbal extracts to animals leads to boosting the immunity of animals. Occurrence of diseases in animals leads to a minute to heavy economic losses due to a decrease in production and sometimes the death of animals. To keep animal healthy and productive, it is necessary to provide a balanced diet containing all essential nutrients in required quantity. Every nutrient contributes in development of immunity of animal directly or indirectly. Nutrients improves immunity of animals by provision of antioxidants, increase the number of immune cells or by improving the function of immune cells or organs.
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How to cite this article:
PV Patil, MK Gendley and MK Patil. Immunity augmentation through nutritional approach in animals: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 232-238.
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