International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research
Volume 3, Issue 4, ISSN (Online) 2319-1473
Combination Effect of Probiotic and Organic Acids on Blood Biochemistry and Immunity Parameters of Broilers
Dr. Mahdi Hedayati 1, Dr. Milad Manafi 1, Dr. Saeed Khalaji 1, Dr. Mojtaba Yari 1, Mr. Ali Esapour 2, Mr. Essa Nazari 2, Ms. Fatemeh Mohebi 2
1Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran. Postal Code: 65719-95863
2Post Graduate Student, Dept. of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran. Postal Code: 65719-95863
A total of 180 day-old unsexed Ross 308 broiler chicks were randomly distributed in a completely randomized experimental design with three treatments and four replications of fifteen chicks each. Diets prepared without additive as Control; Probiotic (containing live yeast from mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) for 8×107 in each gram of product, vitamins and antioxidants) @ 0.1% and Acidifier (containing citric acid, acetic acid, propionic acid, lactic acid)@0.1%.The results of cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglyceride, AST, total protein, globulin, Alkaline phosphatase (Alk. Phos.)and glucose showed improvement by addition of probiotic and acidifier in to the basal diet, whereas the findings in albumin and ALT levels were remained nonsignificant. Also significant improvement for antibody titers again Newcastle Disease (ND) and Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) were noticed in acidifier feed additive treatment while in Avian Influenza (AI) titer values, were significantly altered by addition of both probiotic and acidifier. It can be concluded that dietary probiotic and acidifier could have a clear positive effect on immune response and could partially improve the biochemical parameters studied in current experiment.
Keywords: Probiotic, Organic Acids, Biochemical, Immunity, Broilers