THE EFFECT OF PROBIOTIC CONTAINING LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTUM, LACTOBACILLUS PLANTENRUN AND WEISSALLA CIBERIA ON SOME BLOOD PARAMETERS OF BROILER CHICKEN
The research was aimed at studying the effect of Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus plantenrun and Weissalla ciberia on lipid profiles, blood glucose concentration, total protein and total immunoglobulin of broiler chicken. This is targeted at finding an alternative to antibiotics in broiler production. The study was carried out at the Department of microbiology, faculty of sciences Kaduna State University, Kaduna between January to April 2018. A total of twenty day-old broiler chicks were administered probiotics (Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus plantenrun and Weissalla ciberia) in water at 108 cells/milliliters/isolates/birds/day for six weeks. Blood glucose concentration, total protein, lipid profiles and Total immunoglobulins (IgY) were determined from blood sample at the ages of 14 and 42 days. The results shows that there was no significance difference between the mean of the treatment on blood glucose concentration, total protein and other parameters of lipid profiles except for triglycerides that a significant difference was observed P=0.0009. Significant difference was also observed between mean of the treatment on IgY at day 14 and 42 P=0.0001. The probiotic lactic acid bacteria have showed an increased level of IgY in broiler chickens which clearly indicates the superiority of probiotics over antibiotics to immune responses.