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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 2091-2095

Chondroprotective Effect of Withania somnifera in Broilers Treated with High Doses of Enrofloxacin
A. Arivuchelvan1* and S. Murugesan2
1Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal -637 002, Tamil Nadu, India
2Veterinary College and Research Institute, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The effect of supplementation of Withania somnifera extract on oesteoprotective response in broilers treated with high doses of enrofloxacin in poultry was investigated. Ninety day old broiler chicks of either sex were randomly divided into nine groups of 10 each. Enrofloxacin was administered at 30 and 40 mg/kg orally for seven days during the third week and W. somnifera crude extract was added in the feed at 1 and 2 % from second week onwards and the effect of their combinations was evaluated. The results of the study revealed that enrofloxacin treatment produced mild to severe erosion of articular surface with loosening of chondrocytes. The groups treated with W. somnifera showed normal articular surface with regenerated chondrocytes.

Keywords: Enrofloxacin, Chondroprotection, Withania somnifera

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Arivuchelvan, A. and Murugesan, S. 2020. Chondroprotective Effect of Withania somnifera in Broilers Treated with High Doses of Enrofloxacin.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 2091-2095. doi:
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