Author : Abdullah, S.Th.


Effect of pprobiotics addition into diet and drinking water in Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) on certain physiological and biochemical parameters

S.Th. Abdullah

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2014, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 127-131
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2014.116920

This study was carried out to determine the effects of adding the Iraqi probiotic and other probiotics on some hematological
and biochemical parameters in Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto). Forty eight healthy adult of both sexes Collared dove
randomly assigned into four equal groups (n=12) as A, B, C and D groups. Group A was considered as control group and fed
on a balanced ration, group B, C and D fed a balanced ration with the addition of (2 gm Iraqi probiotic/kg diet), Chunchine.
Geyao® 1.5gm/ litter drinking water and (Smart pharm: Jordan 1 ml/litter drinking water) during the 35 days of experimental
period. Results revealed that some probiotics cause a significant increase in body weight gains, red blood cell counts (RBC),
hemoglobin (Hb) concentration and packed cell volume (PCV). Results also showed that the white blood cells counts (WBC)
were insignificantly changed in all groups. Also the results showed a significant (P ≤ 0.05) decrease in mean corpuscular
volume (MCV), ALT and AST, and a significant increase in the total levels of serum protein and glucose concentration in
different groups. It can be conducted from this study that the Iraqi and other probiotics treatment affect some hematological
and biochemical parameters.