IMMUNE RESPONSES IN BROILER CHICKENS SUPPLEMENTED WITH PREBIOTIC, PROBIOTIC, THEIR COMBINATION AND G-PROBIOTIC SPL.

Article Id: ARCC1231 | Page : 150 - 152
Citation :- IMMUNE RESPONSES IN BROILER CHICKENS SUPPLEMENTED WITH PREBIOTIC, PROBIOTIC, THEIR COMBINATION AND G-PROBIOTIC SPL..Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2010.(44):150 - 152
Hanamanta Nyamagonda and M.Narayana Swamy
Address : Department of Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Hebbal, Bangalore – 560 024, India

Abstract

The immune responses in terms of relative spleen, bursa of Fabricius and thymus weights,
absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) and hemagglutination inhibition titers (HIT) against New Castle
disease were studied upon supplementation of lactose (2.5% in drinking water) as prebiotic,
Lactobacillus acidophilus (0.1% in drinking water) as probiotic, their combination and G –Probiotic
Spl® (0.5% in diet), a commercial probiotic preparation in broiler chickens on day 21 and 42 of
age. The relative organ weights were numerically increased in supplemented groups indicating
the improvement of immune response in broiler chickens. The ALC values (8481.1 ± 265.2 to
1088.3 ± 141.4) on both day 21 and 42 were significantly increased (P<0.05) in supplemented
groups indicating better immune response that could be attributed to immunostimulatory effect
of either prebiotics or probiotics in the intestines. The HIT levels (6.5 ± 0.24 to 6.9 ± 0.16) did
not differ significantly (P>0.05) between the supplemented groups and control groups. It was
concluded that the prebiotics, probiotics, their combination and G-Probiotic Spl® could improve
the immune response in broiler chickens and maintain good health status.

Keywords

Immune response Prebiotic Broiler chickens

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