Effect of Varying Levels of Cinnamon Powder on Heamatological and Serum
Biochemistry Indices of Noiler Chickens
Adedeji OS, Oyetoro BA*, Ojediran TK, Omotayo OV and Ifanegan OD
Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Oyetoro BA, Department of Animal Nutrition and
Biotechnology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria.
May 16, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022
The effect of cinnamon powder on the haematological and serum biochemical indicators of noiler chicken was investigated. A total of 180 noiler chicks were randomly assigned to six dietary treatments in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD), each treatment was divided into three replicates of 10 birds each. Six experimental diets were formed, with 0g of cinnamon powder in the control diet (T1), 0.5g, 1.0g, 1.5g, 2.0g, and 2.5g of cinnamon powder supplementation in 4 litters of water in T2, T3, T4, T5, and T6 respectively.
The experimental diets were fed to the birds for 12 weeks. Data on haematological and serum biochemistry indices were gathered. All replicates had blood samples taken for examination. Blood was drawn from the chicken via venipuncture of the wing vein and placed in two sets of bijou bottles. Ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA anti-coagulant) is present in the first set of bottles, but EDTA is absent in the second set.
Red Blood Cells (RBC), White Blood Cells (WBC), Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Lymphocytes, Heamoglobin (Hb), Means Corpuscular Volume (MCV) were data collected on haematological parameters while the Total Protein (TP), Albumin (ALB), Globulin (GLO), Cholesterol (CHO), Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alkaline Phosphate (ALP), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) were collected for serum biochemistry evaluation. The results showed that cinnamon supplementation had a significant impact on all blood parameters (p < 0.05).
The dietary regimens and blood profile markers examined showed substantial differences. The improved white blood cell (233.53 x 103 μL), red blood cell (2.86 x 106 μL), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (34.08pg), and lymphocytes (222.45%) showed that up to 2.5g of cinnamon powder can be included in Noiler chicken’s diet.
Keywords: Noiler; Cinnamon Powder; Haematology; Serum; Chicken; Biochemistry
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