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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): 2875-2881

Improved Gut Health through Supplementation of Triphala in the Diet of Commercial Broilers
V. Madhupriya1, P. Shamsudeen2, G. Raj Manohar2* and S. Senthilkumar1
1Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, India
2College of Poultry Production and Management, Hosur, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), India
*Corresponding author

The maintenance of intestinal development and health in broilers through alternate to antibiotic feed additives are gaining global importance. In this regard, a study was undertaken to find out the effect of dietary addition of phyto-additive Triphala on gut health in broilers. The Triphala powder was prepared as per standard procedures and its phytochemical compounds were qualitatively analyzed. The results showed presence of saponins, tannins, phenols, alkaloids, terpenoids, flavanoids, carbohydrates and vitamin C. For the biological trial, three hundred commercial sexed male Vencobb 400 one day-old broiler chicks were randomly grouped into six treatments having five replicates and each consisting of ten chicks per replicate. The chicks were reared from day-old to thirty five days of age under standard management conditions. The control group (T1) was fed with basal diet without any supplementation and the treatment groups were fed with antibiotic growth promoter (T2) and Triphala at 0.025, 0.05, 0.075 and 0.10 percent (T3, T4, T5 and T6) in the basal diet, respectively. The intestinal tissue samples and contents were collected on the 35th day after sacrifice for further analysis. The mean intestinal load of total bacteria, Coliforms and Clostridium in T6 group was significantly lower than T1, however, T6 did not differ with T2. The T6 and T2 had significantly highest intestinal villi length and villi length: crypt depth and was lowest in T3 and T1. Hence, it is concluded that Triphala could be added in the ration at the level of 0.10 per cent as an alternate to antibiotic growth promoter for maintaining gut health in broiler chickens.

Keywords: Gut Health, Triphala, Commercial Broilers

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Madhupriya, V., P. Shamsudeen, G. Raj Manohar and Senthilkumar, S. 2020. Improved Gut Health through Supplementation of Triphala in the Diet of Commercial Broilers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 2875-2881. doi:
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