Some physiological and immunological responses of rabbits fed diets contained salvadora persica

Abstract: A total number of sixty-four sexual mature Baladi Black (BB) rabbis (48 does and 16 bucks) of 8 months of age, was used in the present work. The study aimed to evaluate some physiological and immunological responses of rabbits as affected by Salvadora persica dietary supplementation The rabbits were divided into two comparable groups (24 does and 8 bucks in each group). The first group was kept untreated as a control and fed according to NRC (1977) recommendations, while the second group was fed the same diet, but supplemented with 0.2% Arak (Salvadora persica).
The results showed that treatment with Arak (Salvadora persica) caused significant (P<0.05) increase in blood picture and some blood constituents such as plasma total protein 'and its fractions, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) enzymes. Dietary. supplementation of Salvadora persica (Arak) to BB rabbit does significantly (PS.0.05) improved their reproductivity (represented by litter size and weight at birth and at weaning and milk yield during the suckling period) and decreased significantly (P<0.05) number of pre-weaning mortality. Feeding diets contained 0.2% Arak increased significantly (Ps.o.05) ear thickness response to phytohemagglutinin.
Key words: Arak, fertility, immunity, performance, rabbits.
Publication year 2008
Pages 15-29
Availability location معهد بحوث الانتاج الحيوانى- شارع نادى الصيد- الدقى - الجيزة
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serial title Egyptian Journal of Rabbit Science
ISSN 1110-2594
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    سعد زغلول الدمراوى زراعة كفر الشيخ-جامعة طنطا
Agris Categories Animal physiology - Nutrition
Fertility. Immunological factors. Performance testing. Rabbits. Spirits.
Proposed Agrovoc Salvadora persica;Rabbits Feeding and feeds;Rabbits Immunology;Rabbits Physiology;
Publication Type Journal