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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 797-811
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.096


Evaluation of Effect of Curcuma longa Supplementation on Production Parameters and Organ Weights in Induced Aflatoxicosis 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, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

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. Production parameters like body weight gain, Feed consumption, FCR, and relative organ weight were recorded. The results showed that the overall feed consumption, overall live weight of C. longa + AF treated birds(Group-3) at 6 weeks was significantly increased (p<0.01) as compared to birds treated with only AF (Group-2). The overall feed conversion ratio of AF alone (Group-2) and C. longa + AF treated birds (Group-3) at 6 weeks were significantly increased (p<0.01) as compared to control, but no significant difference was observed in this respect between birds treated with C. longa + AF and birds treated with only AF. There was a significant rise in relative weights of liver, kidneys and spleen in the aflatoxinalone fed birds (Group-2) and the co-administration of C. longa (1%) with the AF (Group-3) reduced the relative weights liver and kidney. In conclusion, the present study revealed that supplementation of Curcuma longa rhizome powder could partially ameliorate aflatoxicity in broilers.


Keywords: Aflatoxicosis, Curcuma longa, Broiler, Feed conversion ratio, Organ weight, Weight gain
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Raja, L., Chandan Kumar Singh, M. Mondal, S. Nety and Koley, K.M. 2017. Evaluation of Effect of Curcuma longa Supplementation on Production Parameters and Organ Weights in Induced Aflatoxicosis in Broiler Birds.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 797-811. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.096