Effect of indigenous herbal preparations on coccidiosis of poultry

Authors

  • ABM Jalal Uddin Department of Livestock Services
  • Maksudur Rashid Department of Livestock Services
  • Md Anwarul Khan Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Md Abdul Awal Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Md Abdus Sobhan Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • AWM Shamsul Islam Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ralf.v3i1.27869

Keywords:

Coccidiosis, Phytotherapy, Chicken

Abstract

Coccidiosis is a protozoan disease in chickens caused by Eimeria spp with great economic significance. The disease can be controlled by using modern anticoccidial drugs. However large scale and long term use of anticoccidial drugs has led to the resistance. Phytotherapy can be used successfully as an alternative coccidiosis control strategy. Ninety six chicks experimentally infected with coccidiosis were used in the present study. The chicks were divided into 24 groups and were treated with the crude watery extract (10%) of mango, pineapple, guava, chutra leaves and thankuni at the dose rate of 1ml, 5ml and 10ml per Kg body weight as well as one group was treated with Embazine® at recommended dose. The effects of these drugs were evaluated by oocyst count from faecal sample and the mortality rate. The result shows that the 10ml/Kg dose worked better than other dose. In this dose oocyst count significantly decreased (P< 0.01) at the day of 4 (mango), 2 (pineapple), 12 (guava), 2 (chutra) and 4 (thankuni). No oocyst found in feces at the day 8 (chutra and thankuni), 12 (mango and pineapple) whereas on day 12 it shows oocyst in feces in case guava. It shows that mortality encounter 75% in mango and guava group, 50% in pineapple and thankuni group, wheras no mortality recorded in chutra group. After completion of experiment it was noted that chutra leaves was most effective at the dose rate of 10 ml/kg body weight and effective near about Embazine.

Res. Agric., Livest. Fish.3(1): 145-149, April 2016

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Published

2016-05-26

How to Cite

Uddin, A. J., Rashid, M., Khan, M. A., Awal, M. A., Sobhan, M. A., & Islam, A. S. (2016). Effect of indigenous herbal preparations on coccidiosis of poultry. Research in Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, 3(1), 145–149. https://doi.org/10.3329/ralf.v3i1.27869

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Livestock