Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 3 (march 2019) : 332-335

Effect of supplementation of L. plantarum and L. casei based probiotic milk powder on hematology, blood biochemistry and lipid profile of Charles Foster rats

Prity Singh, Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Vinod Kumar Paswan*, Satya Prakash Yadav, Basant Kumar Bhinchhar, Chandra Shekhar Singh
1Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Singh Prity, Pandey Kumar Rajendra, Paswan* Kumar Vinod, Yadav Prakash Satya, Bhinchhar Kumar Basant, Singh Shekhar Chandra (2018). Effect of supplementation of L. plantarum and L. casei based probiotic milk powder on hematology, blood biochemistry and lipid profile of Charles Foster rats. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(3): 332-335. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3514.
Effects of supplementation of L. plantarum and L. casei based spray dried probiotic milk powder on hematology, blood biochemistry and lipid profile was investigated in Charles Foster (CF) rats. Forty-eight male CF rats (21 day old) were divided into four groups and fed on basal diets supplemented with plane spray dried milk powder without any probiotic (control) and L. plantarum, L. casei and the mixed culture of L. plantarum and L. casei based spray dried probiotic milk powder in LP, LC and LPLC treatment groups, respectively. Supplementation of diets with spray dried probiotic milk powder containing either the monoculture of L. plantarum or L. casei or their mixed culture improved health performance of rats in terms of hematological and blood biochemical parameters. Significant decrease in the total serum cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, and a significant increase in HDL-cholesterol concentration was observed in rats fed on diets supplemented with spray dried probiotic milk powder. Although the improvement in blood biochemical, hematological parameters and serum lipid profile of experimental rats was observed in all the three probiotic milk powder supplemented groups viz. LP, LC and LPLC; however these improvement was more in the L. plantarum and L. casei mixed culture supplemented group as compared to other two monoculture probiotic milk powder supplemented groups. Nevertheless, these increases were only of statistical significance without any clinical relevance as most of these parameters were within the normal physiological values for rats.
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