Effects of dried garlic powder (Allium sativum) against the subclinical lead (Pb) poisoning in broiler chickens
Hossain MA., Akanda MR., Hasan MMI and Awal MA
Date : 2014-11-18 Volume : 6

A study was conducted to determine the effects of dried garlic powder (Allium sativum) against subclinical lead (Pb) poisoning in broiler. 350 day-old broiler chickens were grouped into five as T0, T1, T2, T3 and T4 consisting of 70 birds each where T0 served as control. Group T1 was provided with lead acetate at 100mg/kg body weight, T2 had 100mg/kg lead acetate + 1% garlic supplement, T3 was fed with 100mg/kg lead acetate + 2% garlic supplement and T4 had 100mg/kg lead acetate + 4% garlic supplement for 42 consecutive days. Lead acetate resulted a prominent increase (P<0.001) of lead (Pb) concentration in bone, brain, kidney, liver, muscles, spleen, and blood from 0.042±0.007 to 5.362±0.217, 0.051±0.006 to 4.125±0.125, 0.081±0.002 to 3.890±0.200, 0.084±0.004to 3.385±0.111, 0.070±0.002 to 3.085±0.151, 0.068±0.002to 2.253±0.026 and 0.072±0.005 to 5.965±0.121mg/kg respectively. Reduction in tissue lead concentrations was significantly (P<0.05) higher in the group fed with lead acetate and 2% garlic supplemented group (T3) in comparison to the group T2 and group T4. 1408812353.php