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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): 1892-1895

Influence of Unconventional Feedstuff on Gut Health in Giriraja Birds
J. Raghuraman1*, M. C. Shivakumar2, H. C. Indresh1 and Jayanaik1
1Department of poultry science, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India
2Department of Livestock production management, Veterinary College, Hassan, India
*Corresponding author

An experiment was conducted to study the influence of unconventional feedstuff on gut health in giriraja birds. A total of three hundred one day- old chicks were distributed into five treatment groups each consisting of four replicates with fifteen chicks each. Basal diet (T1) and the experimental diets were prepared by incorporating mulberry leaf powder at 5 % (T2), moringa leaf powder at 5 % (T3), sesbania leaf powder at 5 % (T4) and azolla powder 5 % (T5). The duration of the experiment was 8 weeks. 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. Inclusion of mulberry, moringa and sesbania at 5 per cent revealed significant (P ≤ 0.05) reduction in E. Coli count compared to control and azolla fed group whereas Lactobacillus count was significantly (P ≤ 0.05) increased. It was concluded that inclusion of mulberry and moringa at 5 per cent level was beneficial in improving gut health in Giriraja birds.

Keywords: Gut health, Broilers, E. coli, Lactobacillus, Giriraja

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Raghuraman, J., M. C. Shivakumar, H. C. Indresh and Jayanaik. 2021. Influence of Unconventional Feedstuff on Gut Health in Giriraja Birds.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1892-1895. doi:
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