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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 3016-3022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.358


Effects of Dietary Chitosan and Neem Leaf Meal Supplementation on Intestinal Bacterial Count in Broiler Chickens
S.D. Sirsat, P. Visha and K. Nanjappan
1Department of Veterinary Physiology, Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai, India
2Department of Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute,Namakkal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary supplementation with chitosan, neem leaf meal and their combination at different levels in broiler on intestinal bacterial count and total Coliform and Clostridium count).Two hundred forty broilers (Vencobb) were randomly assigned to eight groups with three replicates of ten birds each and were fed for six weeks and slaughtered. Supplementation of antibiotic, chitosan, NLM and chitosan NLM combination caused a significant reduction in the total gut bacterial counts and total Clostridial and Coliform counts of broiler chickens. The birds supplemented with chitosan at 0.025% and 0.05% alone or in combination with NLM at 0.025% chitosan and 0.5%neem leaf meal and 0.05% chitosan and 1.0% neem leaf meal both the levels resulted in significant (p<0.05) reduction in intestinal bacterial count and total Coliform and Clostridium count in comparison to all other treatment and control groups.


Keywords: Neem leaf, Meal supplementation, Bacterial count
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Sirsat, S.D., P. Visha and Nanjappan, K. 2018. Effects of Dietary Chitosan and Neem Leaf Meal Supplementation on Intestinal Bacterial Count in Broiler Chickens.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 3016-3022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.358