Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Anticoccidial effect of ginger and its effects on the antioxidative capacity in broiler chicken


Firas Mahmoud Hayajneh

Recieved Date: 2018-01-18, Accepted Date: 2018-03-24


The objective of this study was to compare the anticoccidial effect of ginger added to drinking water with the anticoccidial effect of amprolium added to feed, and to measure the accompanying antioxidative changes. Three hundred one-day old broilers were purchased from local market and distributed into two treatments (Tc control, Tg ginger) with three replicates. Amprolium was added to the feed of control group, ginger was added to the water of Tg group. Coccidiosis was induced on day 14, the birds were kept until day 49, measurements of the different variables started from week 3, blood samples were collected via wing vein, fecal oocysts were counted from intestinal contents of each individual bird using the McMaster technique. Broilers in the control group Tc showed clinical signs of coccidiosis (blood in feces) and the number of oocytes in feces increased with time p<0.05, also there was a significant increase in the concentration of malondialdehyde and a decrease in total antioxidant concentration and catalase enzyme activity p≤0.05, in the vinegar group no clinical signs of coccidiosis were noticed, concentrations of total antioxidants and catalase enzyme activity significantly increased (p≤0.05) while malondialdehyde concentration significantly decreased (p≤0.05). 


Alternative medicine, broiler, coccidiosis, ginger, poultry

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2018
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 108-112

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