Abstract

Marsh fleabane leaf is a medicinal plant that can be used as a natural alternative feed to increase the production of poultry such as broilers. This study was conducted to determine the effect of marsh fleabane leaf extract on the blood profile and glucose concentration of broilers. This study used a completely randomized design (CRD). Treatment is carried out as follows: P0: Control / without adding Marsh fleabane leaf water extract in drinking water, P1: Drinking water plus marsh fleabane leaf extract at a dose of 4ml/litre, P2: Drinking water plus Marsh fleabane leaf extract at a dose of 6ml/litre, P3: drinking water added Marsh fleabane leaf extract with a dose of 8ml/litre, P4: Drinking water plus marsh fleabane leaf water extract with a dose of 10ml/litre. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA), if the results were significant, continued with the LSD test. The value is considered significant if P < 0.05. Blood collection from the axillary vein of broiler chickens which is put in an EDTA tube. The parameters measured were: the number of leukocytes, erythrocytes, hemoglobin levels, hematocrit, platelets, lymphocytes, monocytes, granulocytes, types of leukocytes and blood glucose levels in broilers. The addition of different of Marsh fleabane leaves water extract in the feed had a significant effect on the levels of Hb, leukocytes and erythrocytes were within the normal range while all blood glucose was in a normal state apart from P4 (decrease), possibly due to the high active compounds that had an effect. The conclusion of this study is that the active compound in Pluchea indica L. support the hematology of broiler chickens in the normal range, while blood glucose in p4 has decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1348-1356
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Keywords

  • Broiler
  • Hematology
  • Marsh Fleabane (Pluchea Indica L.)
  • Type of Leukocyte and Blood Glucose

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