Effects of Plantago major extract on serum levels of antioxidant vitamins and minerals in broiler

Dede S., Bingöl N. T., KILINC D. K., Değer Y., Yörük İ. H., Ekici P., ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.52, no.11, pp.1661-1663, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.18805/ijar.b-855
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1661-1663
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Plantago major liquid extract on serum antioxidant vitamin and mineral concentrations of broiler. The experiment consisted of the control and 2 treatment groups, composed of 28 Ross 308 broiler chicks (Total, 84). A basal (control) diet was formulated. P Major was added to the control diet as following: PM1 (5 g/kg feed), PM2 (10 g/kg feed). The chicks were feed for 42 days ad libitum. The serum micronutrients (Retinol, alpha-tocopherol, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and zinc) levels were determined. The retinol, alpha-tocopherol, Fe, Mg, Mn levels were not affected, and the Zn levels decreased in the PM1 and PM2. The supplementation of P. major has affected the serum vitamin D and Zn levels for this study, and should be analyzed for the alterations on the metabolism in subsequent studies.