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

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 2189-2194

Effect of Supplementing Neem, Ginger and Garlic Powder on Immune Response of Commercial Layers
K. M. Vishwas1*, T. N. Krishnamurthy2, H. C. Indresh1 and B. N. Suresh3
1Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary college, Hebbal, Bangalore, India 2Department of Livestock Production Management, Veterinary college, shivamogga, India 3Department of Animal Nutrition, Veterinary College, Hassan, India
*Corresponding author

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of supplementing neem, ginger and garlic powder on immune response 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. The serum samples collected on each phase were assayed for antibody titre against Newcastle disease virus (ND) and Infectious bursal disease virus (IBD) using haemagglutination inhibition test and ELISA, respectively. At peak production stage (45th week) of the experiment, two birds from each replicate in different treatment groups respectively was sacrificed and the weight lymphoid organs such as spleen and thymus were taken during the slaughter of the birds. Inclusion of neem, ginger and garlic individually and also in combination improved the immune response against Newcastle disease but there was no effect on immune response against Infectious bursal disease. Feeding of neem, ginger and garlic powder revealed non-significant effect(P>0.05) on weight of lymphoid organs. It was concluded that feeding neem, ginger and garlic powder was beneficial in improving immune response against the Newcastle disease.

Keywords: Lymphoid organ, immune response, Newcastle disease, Infectious bursal disease, layers, spleen

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Vishwas, K. M., T. N. Krishnamurthy, H. C. Indresh and Suresh, B. N. 2021. Effect of Supplementing Neem, Ginger and Garlic Powder on Immune Response of Commercial Layers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 2189-2194. doi:
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