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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 176-179

Effect of Neem, Ginger and Garlic Powder on Gut Health of Commercial Layers
M. Vishwas1*, T. N. Krishnamurthy2, H. C. Indresh1 and Wilfred Ruban3
1Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India
2Department of Livestock Production Management, Veterinary College, Shivamogga, India
3Department of LPT, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India
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An experiment was conducted to study the effect of neem, ginger and garlic powder on gut health in commercial layers. Five hundred layer birds of twenty eight weeks age were distributed into 25 replicates of 20 birds each. Basal diet (T1) and the experimental diets were prepared by incorporating garlic powder@ 0.5% (T2), neem powder @ 0.5% (T3), ginger powder @ 1% (T4) and garlic @ 0.5%, neem @ 0.5% and ginger powder @ 1% in combination (T5). The duration of the experiment was 20 weeks divided into 5 phases of 4 weeks each. At peak production stage (45th week) of the experiment, two birds from each replicate in different treatment groups respectively was sacrificed and intestinal contents from small intestine were taken aseptically. Samples were used for enumeration of bacteria as per spread plate method. Specific media such as MacConkey agar was used for E.coli count, whereas Lactobacillus spp. was assessed on Brain Heart Infusion agar. The bacterial counts were expressed as log10cfu/gm of sample. Feeding of neem, ginger and garlic powder revealed significant reduction (P≤0.05)in E. Coli count and significant increase in Lactobacillus count. It was concluded that feeding neem, ginger and garlic powder was beneficial in improving gut health.

Keywords: Gut health, Immune response, Newcastle disease, Layers, E. coli, Lactobacillus

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Vishwas, K. M., T. N. Krishnamurthy, H. C. Indresh and Wilfred Ruban. 2021. Effect of Neem, Ginger and Garlic Powder on Gut Health of Commercial Layers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 176-179. doi:
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