2. EFFECT OF AEGLE MARMELOSAND ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA ON PERFORMANCE AND RELATIVE ORGAN WEIGHT IN AFLATOXICOSIS OF BROILER CHICKEN
A. Aneesh, Ajith Jacob George., Dhanush Krishna., MammenAbraham and Bibu John Kariyil
The present study was undertaken to find out the effect of Aeglemarmelos and Andrographispaniculata on performance and relative organ weight in aflatoxicosis of broiler chicken. Day old broiler chicken were divided into eight groups and fed with following diets standard feed (T1), standard feed with 100 ppb aflatoxin(AF) (T2), standard feed with 0.1 per cent A. marmelospowder and 0.1 per cent A. paniculata powder (T3), standard feed with 100ppb AF and 0.10 per cent A. marmelos powder (T4), standard feed with 100ppb AF and 0.10 per cent A. paniculata powder (T5), standard feed with 100 ppb AF and 0.20 per cent A. marmelos powder (T6), standard feed with 100ppb AF and 0.20 per cent A. paniculata powder (T7) and standard feed containing 100 ppb AF, 0.1 per cent A. marmelospowder and 0.1 per cent A.paniculata powder. The body weight of all groups were monitored on weekly intervals. Significant reduction inbody weight and body weight gain along with increase in feed conversion ratio was noticed in T2 group birds. Addition of plant powders at both concentrations were able to ameliorate the deleterious effects caused by 100 ppb AF. Andrographispaniculata and Aeglemarmelos was also able to ameliorate negative effects of 100 ppb AF on relative weight of spleen.
Key words : Aeglemarmelos, Andrographispaniculata, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, relative weight,spleen