Effect of dietary BHA supplementation on certain physiological values in broiler chicken
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
Butylated hydroxyl anisole (BHA) manufactured from a mixture of two isomeric organic compounds, 2-tertiary-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole and 3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole. widely used in poultry feed as a phenolic free radical scavenger. The current search investigated the impact of different doses of BHA on some hematological and hormonal features of broiler. 54 one-day-old birds were utilized in this study randomly divided into three groups, the control group was given a standard ratio, the 2ed group was given a standard diet fill up with BHA at a rate of 2.5 mg/kg feed, and the 3rd group was given a standard ration fill up with BHA at a rate of 5 mg/kg feed by 18 birds/group, each with 3 replicates (6 birds/ repeated cycle). The study included three age stages (15, 30, and 45) days. The results showed a significant rise in RBC, WBC, lymphocytes, MCH, SOD, and CAT for the two groups of BHA during 30 and 45 days of treatment compared with the control with a significant improvement in the stress index, as well as a significant decrease in MCV during the three periods of treatment. Supplemented with BHA in both doses caused a significant rise in the level of T3 and T4 during a period of 45 days of the study compared with the control. We deduce from this research that adding BHA to the poultry diets resulted in improvement in some physiological and hormonal characteristics as a result of its ability to scavenge free radicals, it promotes greater health and growth.
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