Akhelesh Kumar Karoriya, Archana Jain*, Chouhan Laxmi, MK. Mehta and Rakesh Kumar
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science and A. H., NDVSU, Mhow, MP, India
*Corresponding Author: Archana Jain, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science and A. H., NDVSU, Mhow, MP, India.
Received: May 04, 2020; Published: July 27, 2020
The present research work was undertaken to find out the effect of supplementation of germinated maize at different levels on
hematological parameters of Kadaknath layers started from day old stage. The experiment was done on a total number of 128, day
old chicks (DOC) of Kadaknath breed belonging to same hatch. On arrival, the chicks were weighed and equally distributed randomly
into four treatment groups T0, T1, T2 and T3 with 32 chicks each. Each group was divided into four replicates of 8 chicks each. The
control group T0 was given commercial maize - DOC soya based diet. The treatment groups T1, T2 and T3 were given diet containing
germinated maize at 50%, 75% and 100% levels of the cereal component, respectively. The experimental chicks were vaccinated
against the prescribed schedule of vaccination. All the chicks were housed in deep litter system in the well ventilated and lighted
rooms and the feed was given ad lib with plenty of fresh water.
Five birds were separated from each group on 30 days, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180, 210 and 240 days for collection of about 2 - 3 ml of blood in EDTA and non EDTA vials for hematological analysis..
All observations were analyzed by using ANOVA to compare different treatment groups. There were a significant (P < 0.01, P < 0.05) increase in all hematological parameters such as total erythrocyte count, total leukocyte count, hemoglobin, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration in all the treated groups as compared to control from values taken every 30 days up to 240 days of age.
Keywords:Dietary Supplementation; Germinated Maize; Kadaknath Layers
Citation: Archana Jain., et al. “Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Germinated Maize on Hematological Parameters of Kadaknath Layers".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.7 (2020): 17-25.
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