||Li, Xu Ting; Wang, Bin; Li, Jin Liang; Yang, Rui; Li, Si Cong; Zhang, Min; Huang, Wei; Cao, Liang.|
||Effects of Dangguibuxue Tang, a Chinese herbal medicine, on growth performance and immune responses in broiler chicks|
||Biol. Res;46(2):183-188, 2013. graf, tab.
||Sichuan Animal Science Academy.
||The effects of Dangguibuxue Tang (DBT) on growth performance and immunity response in immunosuppressed broiler chicks were investigated in this study. 240 one-d-old broiler chicks (DaHeng S01) were randomly divided into 4 groups, 2.0% DBT-treatment (A), 0.5% DBT-treatment (B), cyclophosphamide-control (C), and control group (D). From 4 d to 7 d of age, chicks in group A, B and C were given cyclophosphamide (CY) at a dosage of 100mg/kg body weight (BW) daily by intraperitoneal injection to induce immunosuppression. Chicks in group D were given an equal volume of physiological saline daily by intraperitoneal injection and considered normal chicks. Groups A and B were supplemented with 2.0% or 0.5% of DBT in the drinking water from 8 d to 42 d of age. Groups C and D did not receive any additional medication. The results revealed that chicks from group B had lower feed:gain rate (FGR), lower total mortality, higher immunity organ indexes, higher levels of Newcastle disease (ND) antibody and infectious bursal disease (IBD) antibody, higher interleukin-2 and interleukin-6 levels, and greater lymphocyte proliferative responses to concanavalin A (ConA) during the experiment than those from group C. However, no significant difference in the immunity status in the two levels of DBT-treatment was observed. These results indicate that supplementation of 0.5% of DBT can improve both cellular immunity and humoral immunity in immunosuppressed broiler chicks.|
||Infecções por Birnaviridae/veterinária|
Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia
Vírus da Doença Infecciosa da Bursa/imunologia
Doença de Newcastle/imunologia
Infecções por Birnaviridae/imunologia
Galinhas/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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||Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't|
||CL1.1 - Biblioteca Central|