Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 43 issue 3 (september 2009) : 173-177


Atul Prakash1, S. P. Singh2, Rachna Varma, G. K. Choudhary
1College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry N. D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad- 224229, India
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Cite article:- Prakash1 Atul, Singh2 P. S., Varma Rachna, Choudhary K. G. (2023). IMPACT OF LEAD ON CLINICOHEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AFTER DIETARY ORAL ADMINISTRATION AND PROTECTIVE EFFICACY OF TULSI (OCIMUM SANCTUM) IN COCKERELS. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 43(3): 173-177. doi: .
The study was conducted in thirty-five, four weeks old male white leghorn chicks. They were
randomly divided into five groups i.e. I (control), II (lead 50 ppm), III (lead 100 ppm), IV (lead
50 ppm + tulsi 100 ppm) and V (lead 100 ppm + tulsi 100 ppm) of seven birds each. The clinical
and hematological changes were studied following 12 weeks feeding trial. There were no apparent
clinical sign in treated group but there were a significant (p < 0.01) decline in total erythrocyte
count (TEC, x 106/mm3), hemoglobin (g/dl) and TLC (103 / mm3) in the chicks fed on 50 ppm and
100 ppm lead after 8 weeks onward in comparison to control and significantly (p < 0.01)
increases in lead + tulsi group. Lead alters the other hematological parameter but
simultaneous feeding of tulsi neutralizes the toxic effect of lead. Lead induces toxic effects
in cockerels but simultaneous feeding of tulsi can normalize the hematological status that
is due to protective efficacy of tulsi.
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