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The effect of savory (Satureja khuzistanica) essential oils on performance, liver and kidney functions in broiler chickens

H. Khosravinia 1  ,  
S. Ghasemi 2,  
 
1
Lorestan University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences, Khorramabad-68137-17133, Lorestan, Iran
2
Lorestan University, Faculty of Agriculture, Msc. scholar, Department of Animal Sciences, Khorramabad-68137-17133, Lorestan, Iran
3
Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Khorramabad 68138-33946, Iran
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2013;22(1):50–55
Publish date: 2013-03-22
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ABSTRACT:
This study was conducted to examine the effect of supplementation of 0 (control-), 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, and 2.5 g · l−1 essential oils of Satureja khuzistanica (EOSk) or 3 g · l−1 polysorbate-80 (control+) into drinking water using 420 one-day-old Cobb 500 broiler chicks up to day 28 of age. The EOSktreated water significantly suppressed the productive performance of the birds (P < 0.05). Addition of EOSk to water at 2.5 g · l−1 caused significant increases in liver weight and serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase activity (P < 0.05). A significant decrease was found in the average serum uric acid concentration for the birds receiving water supplemented with EOSk at 0.5 to 2.5 g · l−1. It is concluded that persistent inclusion of EOSk at 0.5 to 2.5 g · l−1. into drinking water suppressed performance of broiler chickens during the early growth periods. No indication was found of hepato-suppressive effects of EOSk up to g · l−1.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
H. Khosravinia   
Lorestan University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences, Khorramabad-68137-17133, Lorestan, Iran
 
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ISSN:1230-1388