Boosting The Antiviral Activity Of Baphia Nitida Leaves Extract In Broiler Chicks Using Vitamin C

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Boosting The Antiviral Activity Of Baphia Nitida Leaves Extract In Broiler Chicks Using Vitamin C

ABSTRACT

Newcastle disease is a highly contagious and devastating viral disease of the poultry with worldwide distribution and resulting in large economic loss among the poultry farmers. The aim of this is to evaluate the role of vitamin C in enhancing antiviral activity of Baphia nitida in broiler chicks. A total of sixteen (16) 14 day old broiler chicks were used in this study which was divided into 4 groups. Group 1 and 2 were protected with the extract before being challenged with the virus whereas group 3 received only the virus and group 4 served as the control. The protective effect of the extracts was determined by monitoring the changes in body weight, organ weights, pathological features and lesions in broiler chicks. The study showed that Baphiavic significantly (p<0.05) improved the weight gain, minimize clinical features and lesions in protected chicks. Hence this study has demonstrated that a mixture of Baphia nitida and vitamin C (Baphiavic) can protect birds from Newcastle virus

 

KEYWORDS: Antiviral-activity, Baphia nitida ,Newcastle disease, Protective -effect

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