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Articles by K. Ravikanth
Total Records ( 9 ) for K. Ravikanth
  V.H. Kalbande , K. Ravikanth , S. Maini and D.S. Rekhe
  Methionine is essential or limiting amino acid for poultry. An experiment was conducted to determine the comparative efficacy of DL-methionine and herbal methionine supplement on growth and performance of broiler chickens. Three hundred commercial broiler (VenCobb) chicks were procured and randomly divided into three groups (n = 100), one control (T0) and two treatments (T1 and T2). All the groups were offered standard maize-soyabean meal based ration. T1 was offered herbal sources of methionine (Methiorep®, supplied by Ayurvet Ltd., India) @1kg/tonne of feed and T2 was administered DL- methionine@ 1 kg/tonne of feed from 0-42 days. A significant improvement in overall growth and performance was observed in birds supplemented with methionine. This study demonstrates that herbal methionine can replace DL-methionine very efficiently when used at the rate 1 g/kg diet of commercial broiler chicken.
  G.K. Sawale , R.C. Gosh , K. Ravikanth , S. Maini and D.S. Rekhe
  A study was conducted in 80 white leghorn 26 week old laying hen to evaluate toxic effects of ochratoxin A and preventive efficacy of herbomineral toxin binder product (Toxiroak®). Birds were randomly divided into four groups of 20 each. Group I served as control and given no treatment, Group II comprised healthy birds fed standard basal diet and administered Toxiroak@1.25 kg/tonne of feed for 60 days, birds of group III received ochratoxin A@1 ppm while those of group IV were given ochratoxin A@1 ppm and herbomineral toxin binder product Toxiroak@1.25 kg/tonne of feed for 60 days. Ochratoxin A adversely affects body weight gain, feed consumption, laying performance of hens besides haematobiochemical disturbances & severe immunosupression. However, supplementation of herbomineral toxin binder feed supplement has provided a moderate amelioration in mycotoxicosis.
  A.P. Somkuwar , K. Ravikanth , S. Maini , D.S. Rekhe , M.K. Patil and B. Ballurkar
  Supplementation of phytase alongwith certain synergistic herbs (Ayufytase) was assessed on growth performance, phosphorus excretion and bone mineralization in 6 weeks trial using 90 day old Vencob broiler chicks fed corn-soyabean based diet. Chicks were randomly divided into three equal groups (n = 30), each having three replicates. Composition of experimental diets for all three groups were designed in a way that group T0 was offered standard basal diet formulated as per NRC (1994) requirements containing Dicalcium Phosphate (DCP) as the source of inorganic phosphorus and without any phytase supplementation, T1 was offered basal diet with supplemental Ayufytase@100gm/tonne of feed replacing 50% of DCP, T2 was offered basal diet with Ayufytase@100gm/tonne of feed replacing 65% of DCP. Feed intake and body weight gain was recorded on weekly basis. A metabolic trial of three days was conducted at the end of the trial to estimate percent (%) Phosphorus (P) excreted in faeces. Among bone mineralization parameters; tibia ash, toe ash, phosphorus %, tibiotarsal and robusticity index were determined at 6th week. The results of treatment group (T1 and T2) reveals significant (p<0.05) improvement in feed intake, mean weekly body weight gain, phosphorus retention and bone mineralization parameters than control group. It can be concluded that Ayufytase is helpful to reduce environmental pollution caused by excretory Phosphorus by birds most efficiently if replaced with inorganic sources of phosphorus in basal ration at 50% level.
  G.B. Yadav , A.S. Kadam , A.M. Pachpande , S.B. Lambate , V.D. Lonkar , S. Maini and K. Ravikanth
  Earlier the food passes through gastrointestinal tract, better is the stimulus for initiating the gut function development. Morphology of the small intestine of Vencobb broiler chick was determined immediately post hatch by comparing between untreated control group fed with standard basal ration 48 h after hatch and the treatment groups (T2 and T3) offered Chikimune at 2 different doses of 6 and 8 g/chick/day for early 2 days followed by administration of standard basal ration after 2 days. Pattern of development of the intestinal mucosa, mechanisms underlying the structural changes in small intestine were assessed. The length, weight and diameter of different parts of small intestine developed significantly earlier in treatment groups (II and III) as compared to control (T1). Crypt depth and villous height increased with age in the duodenum, jejunum and illeum. There were also significant changes in apparent villous surface area in the three regions, while interactions between age and intestinal region were significant in the case of crypt depth and villous height although, the intestinal mucosa of the strain was structurally developed at hatch, there was much change in structure with age, especially over the first 7 day post hatch.
  P. Sonkusale , A.G. Bhandarker , N.V. Kurkare , K. Ravikanth , S. Maini and D. Sood
  A 6 week long experimental trial was conducted to study whether the supplementation of herbal products Superliv liq. and Repchol (supplied by M/S Ayurvet Limited, Baddi, India) are efficacious in treatment of liver and kidney due to CCl4. A total of 75 Cobb day old broilers were divided into three equal groups (n = 25). Group A served as negative control, group B (positive control) and C (treatment group) were induced with FLKS with CCL4 @1 ml/kg body weight orally, administered every 3rd day during 15-28 days of trial. Treated group C were given Superliv Liq. @5 ml/100 chicks/day for first 2 weeks and @ 10 ml/100 chicks/day for 3-6 weeks along with drinking water in combination with Repchol@500 gm/ton of feed from 0-6 weeks. Fatty liver and kidney syndrome lead to depression in growth rate, lowered feed efficiency and disturbances in immunopathological and biochemical parameters. Final mean body weight of group C was significantly (p<0.01) higher than group A and B. A significant (p<0.01) decrease in feed conversion ratio was observed in group C as compared to group B. A significant (p<0.01) decrease in level of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, VLDL, creatinine, liver enzymes (SGOT and SGPT) and increase in serum protein level was recorded in group C as compared to group B on 28th and 42nd day of experiment, which was in confirmation with the values of negative control group A, falling into normal range. Gross and histopathology of liver and kidney revealed that there was mild congestion and negligible degenerative changes in group C in contrast to severe changes of FLKS syndrome in group B. It can be concluded that liver tonic Superliv liquid along with phytoadditive Repchol (supplement for choline and biotin) efficaciously ameliorated the CCl4 induced toxicity, when administered prophylactically in broilers.
  A.R. Sawarkar , P.M. Sonkusale , N.V. Kurkure , C.R. Jangade , S. Maini and K. Ravikanth
  A study was conducted in 75 dayold Vencobb broiler chicks to evaluate toxic effects of aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin A and efficacy of herbomineral toxin binder product (Toxiroak Gold) in preventing co-mycotoxicosis. Chicks were randomly divided into three groups of 25 each. Group I served as healthy control (C) and given standard basal ration and no treatment, Group T0 and T1 comprised healthy birds fed standard basal diet and mycotoxicated with 100 ppb each of aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin A from 0-42 days. Group T0 is not given any treatment and served as positive control; however, mycotoxicated group T1 was administered herbomineral toxin binder product Toxiroak Gold@1kg/tonne of feed for 6 weeks. Mycotoxin adversely affected body weight gain, feed consumption, feed efficiency, haematobiochemical profile. However, supplementation of herbomineral toxin binder feed supplement has provided amelioration in mixed mycotoxicosis in broilers.
  A.R. Sawarkar , M.J. Saxena , S. Maini and K. Ravikanth
  A study was conducted in 72 day old Vencobb broiler chicks to evaluate toxic effects of aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin A and efficacy of herbomineral toxin binder product Vilocym Z (supplied by Ayurvet Ltd., Baddi, India) in preventing co-mycotoxicosis. Chicks were randomly divided into three groups (n = 24) and each group having three replicated of 8 chicks each. Group I served as healthy Control (C) and given standard basal ration and no treatment, Group T0 and T1 birds were fed standard basal diet and mycotoxicated with 100 ppb each of aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin A from 0-42 days. Group T0 is not given any treatment and served as positive control; however, mycotoxicated group T1 was administered herbomineral toxin binder product Vilocym Z@1kg/tonne of feed for 6 weeks. Mycotoxin adversely affected body weight gain, feed consumption, feed efficiency, haematobiochemical profile. However, supplementation of herbomineral toxin binder feed supplement has provided amelioration in mixed mycotoxicosis in broilers.
  A.S. Kadam , M.G. Nikam , V.R. Patodkar , D.M. Muglikar , V.D. Lonkar , G.B. Yadav , S. Maini , K. Ravikanth and M.D. Meshram
  The experiment was conducted on 150 day-old straight-run “Vencob” broiler chicks for a period of 6 weeks. Day old chicks were randomly divided into three groups I, II and III to evaluate effect of early chick nutritional polyherbal supplement AV/NNC/17 (supplied by Ayurvet Ltd. Baddi, India) on the performance of broilers. The control group I was given basal diet 48 h after hatch. The group II and III were treated with 6 g and 8 g of AV/NNC /17 paste per chick immediately after hatching during transportation period/day till 48 h and then switched over basal diet up to the age of marketing. The overall results of the study indicated that the early chick nutritional supplement AV/NNC/17 @ 6g and 8 g/chick has significant effect upon early growth, gain in weekly weight, feed efficiency and carcass traits between treatment and control indicating an overall beneficial effect of polyherbal product in initial 48 hours of life. In addition to these parameters, immune response, intestinal morphogenesis, intestinal development and gut health are also recorded to improve significantly in treatment groups.
  Amitav Bhattacharyya , Satish Kumar Garg , Vinod Kumar , Debashish Roy , K. Ravikanth and Shivi Maini
  A study was conducted during the months of December-January involving sixty one week old broiler chickens, distributed into two experimental groups having three replicates of ten birds each. The birds of the first group were fed a basal diet (22.5% CP & 2830 K cal/kg ME) while the second group birds were fed a basal diet supplemented with a liver tonic, Superliv concentrate (Ayurvet Limited product) @ 50g/quintal. Body weight gain was significantly higher (P<0.05) in the Superliv concentrate group compared to the control group at 2nd week, 3rd week, 4th week and 5th week of age. FCR was significantly higher (P<0.05) in the Superliv concentrate group than control group during 1-4 wk period (1.9 vs 2.1) and 1-6 wk period (1.97 vs 2.17). Total immunoglobulins and mercaptoethanol resistant (IgG) antibody titer (log 2) values in response to sheep red blood cells (SRBC) was significantly higher (P<0.05) in the Superliv concentrate group compared to the control group. Further, mercaptoethanol sensitive (IgM) antibody titer (log 2) values in response to sheep red blood cells (SRBC) were apparently higher in the Superliv concentrate group compared to the control group. Cell mediated immune (CMI) response (foot web index) was significantly higher (P<0.05) in the Superliv concentrate group compared to the control group. There was no significant difference in the nutrient retention between the Superliv concentrate group and control group. Hence, it may be concluded that Superliv concentrate may be added to broiler diet during winter to elicit growth performance and immunocompetence traits of commercial broilers.
 
 
 
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