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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

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.2017.6(10): 288-301

Ameliorative Effect of Curcuma longa in Aflatoxicosis Induced Hematological and Histopathological Changes in Broiler Birds
L. Raja1*, Chandan Kumar Singh3, M. Mondal2, S. Nety1 and K.M. Koley1
1Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Veterinary Science and A.H., CGKV, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
2Department of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India
3Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara, Assam Agricultural University, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was undertaken to evaluate the ameliorative effects of Curcuma longa rhizome powder (1%) in induced aflatoxicosis in broiler chicken. In this study, commercially available broiler chickens of Vencobb strain were reared from day one to forty two days in the deep litter system of management and the birds were divided into three groups. Normal feed tested free of aflatoxin (AF), was given to the control (Group-1). Aflatoxin (1 ppm) was supplemented with the feed to Group 2 and Curcuma longa (1%) + AF was supplemented with the feed to Group 3. Hematological parameters like PCV, Hb, TEC and TLC were estimated. The results showed that the supplementation of C. longa (1 %) + AF restored the hematological alterations induced by the AF. At the sixth week of age, two birds from each replicate were sacrificed to evaluate the gross and histopathological changes in the liver and kidney. Microscopically, congestion of liver parenchyma, cytoplasmic vacuolation/fatty change of hepatocytes and renal tubules, necrosis, mononuclear cell infiltration was observed in aflatoxicated birds (Group 2). Milder form of pathological lesions in treatment groups (group-3) birds reveal pallor discoloration of liver and hepatomegaly and mild lesion in kidneys. Present study revealed that supplementation of Curcuma longa rhizome powder could partially ameliorate aflatoxicity in broilers.

Keywords: Aflatoxicosis, Curcuma longa, Broiler, Histopathology, Clinical signs, Hematological changes.

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Raja, L., Chandan Kumar Singh, M. Mondal, S. Nety and Koley, K.M. 2017. Ameliorative Effect of Curcuma longa In Aflatoxicosis Induced Hematological and Histopathological Changes in Broiler Birds.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 288-301. doi:
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