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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1436-1441

Effect of Herbal Immunomodulator on Dressing Percentage and Carcass Characteristics of Giriraja Birds
G.Y. Dharmaraj, Jayanaik, H.C. Indresh* and T. Munegowda
Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of Herbal immunomodulator powder and liquid form (with and without vaccine) comparing with Levamisole powder (with and without vaccine) on dressing percentage in Giriraja birds. In a completely randomised design, 525 day old Giriraja chicks were assigned to seven treatments with each treatment group consisting of five replicates with 15 chicks each. The results of the present study found that the dietary supplementation group had no significant effect on dressing percentage of birds. The abdominal fat percentage was non-significant difference in treatment groups, but higher level of abdominal fat per cent was recorded in herbal immunomodulator liquid without vaccine supplemented group (T6). There is no significant effect on the relative weight of the liver and gizzard when compared to control group and also among the various treatment groups. Herbal immunomodulator powder with vaccine supplemented group had higher heart per cent compared to control and levamisole with vaccine and herbal immunomodulator with vaccine supplemented groups. There is no significant difference in the relative weight of the breast and thigh muscle. There is significant difference in relative weight of the immune organ thymus in levamisole powder (with vaccine) T3 and herbal immunomodulator in powder without vaccine (T4) and non-significant in other treatment groups when compared other treatment groups and control groups.

Keywords: Dressing percentage, Immunomodulator, Liver, Gizzard, Abdominal fat.

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Dharmaraj, G.Y., Jayanaik, H.C. Indresh and Munegowda, T. 2017. Effect of Herbal Immunomodulator on Dressing Percentage and Carcass Characteristics of Giriraja Birds.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1436-1441. doi:
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