Prospective effect of Calotropis procera extract as alternative of antibiotic growth regulator for serum biochemical profile of broiler chickens

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Prospective effect of Calotropis procera extract as alternative of antibiotic growth regulator for serum biochemical profile of broiler chickens

Shakila Kausar, Zahid Kamran, Muhammad Asif, Midhat Rasul, Muhammad Haroon Mushtaq, Hafiz Abdul Rasheed, Khalil Ahmed, Mehwish Ramzan, Hafiz Tahir Javed, Abdul Qadus
Int. J. Biosci.13( 2), 169-178, August 2018.
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An experiment for investigation on effects of dietary supplementation of Calotropis procera on some of serum biochemical measures of broiler chickens was conducted in the poultry farm Collage of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Bagdad-ul-Jaded Campus in 2015. Ross-308 breed broiler chicks were purchased from a local hatchery and divided into 5 treatments and 4 replicates based on completely randomized design. Groups as group A or control (fed basal diet, without medicinal plant supplementation), group B (fed 0.25%/ ton enramycin antibiotic), group C (fed 0.5%/ ton Calotropis procera), group D (fed 0.1%/ ton Calotropis procera) group E (0.15%/ ton Calotropis procera). At day-35 two chicks from each replicate were selected and blood samples (whole blood for serum for biochemical measures) were taken. The chicks fed with diet containing pure plant Calotropis procera leaf powder (CPLP) 0.15%/ ton had reduced (P<0.05) serum cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose. Supplementation of Calotropis procera leaf powder (CPLP) didn’t have significant effect on total protein, albumin and globulin. It was concluded that supplementation of Calotropis procera leaf powder (CPLP) to broiler diet at level of 0.5, 1.0 and 0.15%/ ton of feed improved significantly serum ALT, AST (liver and kidney functions), total protein, Glucose, antioxidant status, and had beneficial effect to improve immunity status against infection diseases, serum biochemistry and improve the quality of meat. Treatment broiler chicks with Calotropis procera leaf powder (CPLP) enhanced nutrients metabolism and improved the absorption of serum minerals.


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