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Articles by B.V.R. Nagarjuna
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  Daida Krishna , V. Ravinder Reddy , M.V.L.N. Raju , Sanjit Kanjilal , B.V.R. Nagarjuna and R.B.N. Prasad
  The effect of dietary inclusion of solvent extracted pongamia cake (SPC) and iso propyl alcohol (IPA) treated SPC supplemented with protease (4000 U kg–1), phytase (400 U kg–1) and liver tonic (1 g kg–1) using 360 day old commercial broiler chicks. At 60 g kg–1 level, growth depression and poor FCR caused by the experimental diets could not be alleviated by enzymes/liver tonic supplementation. Dietary inclusion of SPC increased percent giblet weight. Pancreas, abdominal fat, HI titres to SRBC, CMI response to PHA-P and relative weight of spleen were similar in all the dietary groups. However, bursa weight was (p<0.05) higher in SPC supplementation with phytase (400 U kg–1) than control. The serum protein levels (p<0.05) increased in IPA treated SPC at 60 g kg–1 at 3rd week of age. The serum cholesterol level was significantly (p<0.05) higher in SPC incorporated diet with supplementation with liver tonic. The pongamia cake did not influence the activity of alkaline phosphatase. The histological changes suggested that pongamia cake leads to hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in broilers. It can be concluded that, supplementation of enzymes/liver tonic cannot alleviate the toxic effects of SPC or IPA treated pongamia cake at 60 g kg–1 level in the diet.
 
 
 
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