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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2009  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 1851 - 1855

Influence of Prebiotic and Two Herbal Additives on Interior Organs and Hematological Indices of Broilers

O. Ashayerizadeh, B. Dastar, M. Shams Shargh, E. Rahmatnejad and A. Ashayerizadeh


This experiment was conducted for investigation, the influence of prebiotic, garlic powder and turmeric powder on interior organs and hematological indices of broilers. Based a randomized completely design, 240 days old Ross 308 broilers were distributed into 16 floor pens and reared for 42 days. A basal diet was formulated according to NRC recommendations for starter (0-21 days) and grower (22-42 days) periods. The basal diet was also supplemented with prebiotic Biolex-MB, garlic powder and turmeric powder, resulting 4 dietary treatments were prepared including control group. Each dietary treatment was fed ad-libitum to 4 replicates group of 15 birds at the bigining of rearing period. The lowest (p<0.05) abdominal fat percent and serum cholesterol and triglycerides levels were recorded for broilers fed the diet supplemented with Biolex-MB and garlic powder, While, the highest High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) was recorded for birds fed diet supplemented with garlic powder. Inclusion of Biolex-MB and garlic powder into the diets significantly decreased concentration of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) in serum (p<0.05).