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Safamehr A R, Mahmoody S, Nobakht A. (2013). The Effects of Using Different Levels of Ziziphora clinopodioides L. Medicinal Plant on Performance, Biochemical and Blood Cells in Broiler Chickens. rap. 3(5), 53-64.
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Islamic Azad University, Maragheh Branch
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      This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of Ziziphora clinopodioides L. on performance, blood biochemical parameters and cells of broiler chickens. The experiment was conducted in a completely randomized design with 300 broiler chickens (Ross 306) in 5 treatments and 3 replicates (with 20 chicks per replicate) from day 1 to day 42 of age. The experimental groups were 1), control without using medicinal plant  2), 0.5% Ziziphora clinopodioides L., 3), 1% Ziziphora clinopodioides L., 4)  1.5% Ziziphora clinopodioides L., 5), 2% Ziziphora clinopodioides L. The results showed that the addition of Ziziphora clinopodioides at 1.5 and 2% significantly increased feed intake in grower period and adding 1% Ziziphora clinopodioides to diet decreased feed conversion ratio, when compared to control group. In comparison to control diet, supplementation of 1% Ziziphora clinopodioides significantly decreased abdominal fat and increased breast percentage (p<0.05). There were not significant (P>0.05) differences in dressing, thigh and relative weight of liver, gizzard and small intestine. The addition of Ziziphora clinopodioides had not significant effect on cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations and heterophil and lymphocyte percentage. The overall results showed that using of 1% of Ziziphora clinopodioides medicinal plant could be helpful in improving performance and immunity parameters of broiler chickens. 
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/01/26 | Revised: 2019/02/20 | Accepted: 2013/04/29 | Published: 2013/04/29

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