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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1224-1233
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.144


General Performance Observations in Broiler Chickens Experimentally Inoculated with Salmonella enteritidis and Its Amelioration with Vitamin C
Sanak Sharma*, Shagufta Azmi, Sankalp Sharma, Nawab Nashiruddullah and Shafiqur Rahman
Division of veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural science and technology of Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Vitamin C on the pathogenesis of Salmonellosis in broiler chickens. Seventy two, day old broiler chicks were divided into 4 groups-I, II, III and IV. Group I served as control. Group II was administered Salmonella enteritidis (LD50=2x108 organisms) orally. Group III was administered Salmonella enteritidis (LD50=2x108 organisms) orally and Vitamin C mixed with water @200ppm. Group IV was administered with Vitamin C mixed with water @ 200ppm. Clinical signs developed up to 3rd week PI (Post-infection) with decreased severity in group III. A mortality of 44.44% and 27.78% was recorded in group II and III respectively. Infected birds showed significant decrease in body weight, weekly body weight gain, feed intake and increase in FCR. Vitamin C significantly improved these parameters from 3rd week PI.


Keywords: Broiler chickens, FCR, Salmonella enteritidis, Vitamin C
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Sanak Sharma, Shagufta Azmi, Sankalp Sharma, Nawab Nashiruddullah and Shafiqur Rahman. 2019. General Performance Observations in Broiler Chickens Experimentally Inoculated with Salmonella enteritidis and Its Amelioration with Vitamin C.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1224-1233. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.144