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BO Emikpe ; CAO Adeyefa ; F Enibe ;Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola 2012, 14 4

Autor: OA Oladele

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Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola ISSN: 1516-635X revista@facta.org.br Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas Brasil Oladele, OA; Emikpe, BO; Adeyefa, CAO; Enibe, F Effects of levamisole hydrochloride on cellular immune response and flock performance of commercial broilers Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola, vol.
14, núm.
4, diciembre, 2012, pp.
259-265 Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas Campinas, SP, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=179725221005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola ISSN 1516-635X Oct - Dec 2012- v.14 - n.4 - 233-304 Author(s) Oladele OA1* Emikpe BO2 Adeyefa CAO1 Enibe F1 Departments of 1Veterinary Medicine and 2 Veterinary Pathology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Mail Adress *Corresponding author: lade­_ed@yahoo. co.uk - lade.oladele@gmail.com 234-806-113-8531. Effects of Levamisole Hydrochloride on Cellular Immune Response and Flock Performance of Commercial Broilers ABSTRACT Levamisole hydrochloride (Lev.HCl) has been acclaimed to boost immune response particularly in immunocompromised state.
Its routine use as an immunomodulator in poultry production is yet to be well embraced, thus its effects of on cellular immunity and flock performance of commercial broilers were evaluated. One hundred and fifty Anak broiler chicks were separated into two groups of 75 each.
Broilers in group 1 were sensitized with 150µg of Staphylococcus aureus antigen each at 4 and 5 weeks, while those in group 2 were not sensitized.
Each group was further divided into subgroups A, B, and C.
Levamisole hydrochloride (40 mg-kg) was administered orally to 1A an...





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