Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2017)
Evaluation of Polyherbal feed additives on haematological and biochemical profiles in Yorkshire male pigs
Author(s): Roopa K, Thirumalesh T, Vijay Kumar M, Ramachandra B, Siddalingswamy Hiremath and Sunil Chandra U
Abstract: Growth trial of thirteen weeks duration was carried out on 24 pigs (2 months age; 12.5 kg b. wt.) which were divided into four groups of 6 pigs each and were fed with control diet CFM (T0), CFM plus polyherbal superliv (500g/ton) (T1), CFM plus polyherbal Ruchamax (500g/ton) (T2) and CFM plus AV/AGP/10 polyherbal (500g/ton) (T3). The hematological parameters like RBC, Hb, PCV, MCV, MCH, MCHC, platelets and MPV estimated from the blood collected at the initial, mid and final stages of the experiment were within normal range except WBC. The biochemical parameters like creatinine, protein, albumin, globulin, ALT, AST and ALP were also within normal range. It was concluded that none of the polyherbal supplements influence the haematological and biochemical values and cause no adverse effect on pigs which indicated that the quantity of polyherbals supplemented was at safer level. However, the level can be further increased in the diets of growing pigs for better performance.