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Effects of some alternative plant extracts used as natural coccidiostat for pigeons


The aim of the study was to determine the effect of the coccidiostats used in pigeon lofts. A total of 60 disease-free young pigeons of 4 months of age were taken from different areas of Lahore Pakistan and were divided into 4 groups A, B, C, and D having 15 birds in each group. The trial was conducted to find out the comparative chemotherapeutic efficacy of extract of leaves of neem in group A, crude extract of leaves of guava in group B, anticoccidial drug in group C, whereas group D remained as a control group. The pigeons of group A had better weight gain and feed conversion ratio as compared to other groups but the difference between the groups was non-significant (P>0.05). Moreover, the crude extract of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves boosted the immunity level of diseased pigeons that resulted in reduction of oocyst count while the crude extract of guava (Psidium guajava) leaves prevented the diseased pigeons from getting secondary bacterial infection. Therefore, the crude extract of neem leaves can be recommended for the treatment of coccidiosis and, also, to enhance the prophylactic levels in pigeons.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Hayvan Bilimi ve Ürünleri Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2020
  • Cilt : 3
  • Sayı : 1
  • eISSN : 2667-4580
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 20-31
  • IO Kayıt No : 113351
  • Yayıncı : Zootekni Federasyonu (ZF)