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IJAVMS. 2013; 7(4): 117-125


Anticoccidial Activity of Allium sativum and Aloe Vera in Broiler Chickens

Hossny Elbanna, Amera Abd El Latif, Maher Soliman.

Abstract
Allium sativum (garlic) and Aloe Vera have been widely used for their broad range of pharmacological activities, including antiparasitic activities. Avian coccidiosis is the most costly and wide-spread parasitic disease in the poultry industry, and has been mainly controlled by the use of different chemotherapeutic agents. Due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains, alternative control strategies are needed. In this study, the protective effects of Allium sativum or Aloe vera aqueous extracts-based diets were investigated in broiler chickens following infection with mixed Eimeria species. One hundred and twenty five Cobb chicks were allocated into 5 equal groups each of 25 birds named A, B, C, D, and E. The group A served as control non-infected nontreated, group B was infected non-treated control, group C was on fed on diet supplemented with 1% aqueous extract or Allium sativum, group D was fed on diet supplemented with1% aqueous extract Aloe vera and group E was fed on diet supplemented with 0.5 % of a combination of Allium sativum and Aloe vera aqueous extract. Birds in groups B, C, D, and E, were experimentally infected orally with 50000 mixed sporulated oocysts at day 14 of age. The obtained results showed that, fecal oocyst shedding decreased significantly (p

Key words: Anticoccidial, Allium Sativum, Aloe Vera



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