Allevation of histopathological effects of avian influenza virus by a specific nutrient synergy

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.

Full Study:

Printable PDF