Babour EK, Rayya EG, Shaib H, El Hakim RG, Niedzwiekci A, Abdel Nour AM, Harakeh S, Rath MIntern 
The International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine 2007; 5(1): 9-16

This study focused on the effects of a nutrient mixture containing ascorbic acid, lysine, proline, green tea extract and other micronutrients in alleviating the histopathologic effects of avian influenza virus.

Daily administration of 48.8 mg/ml/bird of the nutrient mixture at 7 -14 days of age to birds challenged at 7 days of age with H9N2 avian influenza virus resulted in improvement in body weigh and significant reduction in feed conversion ratio at 14 days, associated with a significant increase in liver weight index, significant increase in cecal fermentation and complete absence of toxicity signs, In addition, nutrient supplementation had significant improvements in the following parameters: absence of rales at 3 days post H9N2 challenge, absence of tacheitis and enteritis at 7 days spot challenge and significant reduction in mucus accumulation and counts of inclusion bodies-associated heterophils in the trachea.

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