Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/23
Title: Ascorbic acid supplementation improved resistance to infectious bursal disease virus in chickens
Authors: Abuelyazeed A. Elsheikh, Dr
Keywords: Infectious bursal disease virus is an important immunosuppressive virus of chickens. This study was done to determine if supplementation of ascorbic acid to the diet would have a beneficial effect for protection against infectious bursal disease virus infection in chickens. Ascorbic acid (AA) supplementation at 500mg/kg in the diet decreased the mortality rate from 33.3% in infected-non-treated chickens to 13.3% in infected-treated ones. The histopathological study showed that the lesions in bursa of the treated chicken is little than that of non treated ones. AA supplementation increased the body weight gain, serum total protein, serum albumin, serum globulin and Tri-iodothyronine (T3).
Issue Date: 4-Jan-2005
Abstract: Infectious bursal disease virus is an important immunosuppressive virus of chickens. This study was done to determine if supplementation of ascorbic acid to the diet would have a beneficial effect for protection against infectious bursal disease virus infection in chickens. Ascorbic acid (AA) supplementation at 500mg/kg in the diet decreased the mortality rate from 33.3% in infected-non-treated chickens to 13.3% in infected-treated ones. The histopathological study showed that the lesions in bursa of the treated chicken is little than that of non treated ones. AA supplementation increased the body weight gain, serum total protein, serum albumin, serum globulin and Tri-iodothyronine (T3).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/23
Appears in Collections:physical therapy



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.